James Tyrel Nelson, 46, of Salt Lake City, was charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court with three counts of rape, four counts of forcible sodomy, and object rape, all first-degree felonies. He was also charged with two counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.
Between February of 2014 and March of 2016, a girl told police she engaged in a secret relationship with Nelson, charging documents state. Police say the girl was 15 when the relationship began.
The two engaged in sexual activity in a movie theater, and on numerous occasions at Nelsons home, the charges state. When the girl turned 18, police say Nelson ended the relationship.
Nelson, who goes by the stage name Tye Nelson, studied film production at the University of Utah and has appeared in several movies, according to his bio and IMDb page.
Police say Nelson and his victim met through an acting class. Salt Lake police say he was arrested by noon on Wednesday and booked in the Salt Lake County Jail.
Investigators say they are worried about the potential for more victims, and encourage anyone who may have had unwanted or illegal contact with Nelson to call 801-799-3000 or their local police department.
The newly named “Innovation Zones” will get city-scale testing of advanced wireless technologies like 5G.
The Federal Communications Commission named New York City and Salt Lake City as its first two “Innovation Zones” on Wednesday. The two metro areas will act as city-scale test-beds for advanced wireless communications and network research and experimentation, including 5G, according to a press release.
Both cities already have licensed experimental programs under way. The Innovation Zone extends the areas in which tests can be done, and gives the flexibility to conduct multiple experiments under one authorization. Its meant to help develop new technologies and services, while also protecting existing services against interference, the release said.
“These projects will test new advanced technologies and prototype networks like those that can support 5G technologies,” FCC Chair Ajit Pai said in the release. “Were also establishing a process to ensure new innovators can have access to this testing resource while protecting current, licensed users.”
This wont be either citys first foray into 5G: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have all announced that they are building 5G networks in New York City, and some have launched 5G in parts of the city already. Verizon also plans to have 5G launched in Salt Lake City and more than 30 others by the end of 2019.
Innovation Zones — which are supported by the National Science Foundation, as well as a group of telecom and tech companies — will pair local universities and cities for test-bed development and deployment. Researchers with experimental licenses in other areas can also use these zones, the release said. All involved must comply with FCC guidelines and provide advanced notice of their projects.