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Information shared by Davis school district psychologist may have led to child rape: police


DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) — A former Davis school district psychologist has been charged with allegedly sharing information about a student with her husband who then allegedly raped the student.

Natalie Stokes faces one count of unauthorized collection, sharing or use of private student data after her husband Phillip Stokes allegedly raped an 11-year-old student after his wife mentioned the student during of a conversation, according to court records.

When asked by police how he came to target the 11-year-old, he told them, his wife mentioned a child who had behavioral problems at school.

He went on to explain that he had searched for the child’s videos on TikTok using information his wife had given him, police said.

Prior to the sexual assault, Phillip Stokes alleges that while he and his wife were walking around the neighborhood, she pointed to the victim and personally identified her as the girl she worked with as a school psychologist.

Phillip Stokes allegedly created a TikTok around March 15, 2021, using a fake alias known as “Christian”. He befriended the victim and in July they started texting each other. Within three hours of sending a “Christian” text, he began aggressively and persistently asking the 11-year-old for nude photos of herself, according to court documents.

They both exchange naked photos and “Christian” forced the victim to meet in a park where he allegedly sexually assaulted her, according to the police.

Officers traced “Christian’s” TikTok IP address, leading them to identify Phillip Stokes as a suspect.

Officers compared shirtless photos from Phillip Stoke’s social media accounts and found similarities, as well as a T-shirt identical to one of the photos ‘Christian’ sent the victim.

Phillip Stokes was charged on August 21, 2022 with child rape, child sodomy, five counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count incitement to a minor and four counts of trafficking in material harmful to a minor by an adult.