Utah governor's half-brother accused of child rape

Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:01AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The half-brother of Utah’s governor is now facing new charges of child rape, as he remains in prison for a child-luring case. Utah County court records show 59-year-old Paul Gordon Peters was charged April 5 with 11 counts of sexual abuse of a child, sodomy on a child and rape of a child. No attorney was listed for Peters. Authorities say a woman reported that Peters had sexually abused her in the early 2000s when he was dating her mother, which began when the victim was 7 years old. Peters was sentenced to prison in December after authorities say he sought a sexual liaison with an underage girl. Gov. Gary Herbert’s office has declined to comment, though it has reiterated that the half-siblings were raised in different homes.