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Salt Lake officer faces felony charges for alleged sexual relationship with a parolee

A Salt Lake City police officer is facing felony charges for allegedly having an illegal sexual relationship with a parolee.

Robert Tilton Hinds, 42, of Salt Lake City, was charged last week in 3rd District Court with one count of custodial sexual relations, a third-degree felony. The declaration of probable cause included in charging documents is based on statements from the parolee, identified only as D.C., and from a detective with the Unified Police Department, which is conducting the ongoing investigation.

The parolee states that she and Hinds were in a sexual relationship between May 6, 2018 and November 30, 2018 and that he was aware of her status, “as Hinds had talked with D.