SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A Utah County judge ordered a convicted child sex offender who is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life to stand trial on charges he failed to disclose he was president of his homeowner’s association.
2News Investigates has been reporting on Paul Bryant for almost two years now.
In 2016 Bryant took a plea deal and was convicted of three first-degree felonies for attempted aggravated sexual abuse of his adopted children.
A few years after he was released from jail after serving 730 days and his probation was terminated, Bryant again garnered headlines when he dressed up as Prince Charming and went into Legacy Elementary School to see his girlfriend who was a teacher bypassing all security protocols and was around children the same age as his victims.
He was convicted in that case too.
Earlier this year, 2News Investigates exposed how Bryant was serving as president of his homeowner’s association, the Walk at Ivory Ridge and was photographed in the HOA park among children.
Concerned neighbors called Lehi Police and they began an investigation which resulted in the Utah County Attorney’s Office filing criminal charges against Bryant.
On Monday Fourth District Court Judge Kraig Powell decided the state can go forward with charges that he failed to disclose he was president of his HOA on his sex offender registry paperwork where even work on a volunteer basis must be disclosed.
2News Investigates previously obtained a blank copy of the sex offender registration form from the Utah Department of Corrections. The form clearly states that an offender must list all occupations, and more specifically says: “All volunteer information and affiliations.” It also says: “Employment” or “Vocation” includes employment that is full time or part time, whether financially compensated, volunteer, or for the purpose of government or educational benefit.”