The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is searching for several individuals in Utah County, including a Pleasant Grove man who reportedly sexually abused an 11-year-old girl and did not appear for a scheduled court hearing.

Jose Araujo, 45, was charged in 4th District Court with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.

The Orem Police Department reported that while living in Orem, Araujo inappropriately touched an 11-year-old girl for a period of six months in 2009.

A jury trial for the case has been scheduled and rescheduled seven different times since charges were initially filed in 2014.

Araujo failed to appear at a status conference in April 2018, and the court ordered a no-bail warrant the same day.

In May, the attorney for Araujo submitted a motion for leave to withdraw from the case.

Araujo is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office asked anyone to call 801-851-4034 with information on the whereabouts of Araujo or the following people:

Danny Karren

Height:

  • 6-4

Weight:

  • 220

Eyes:

  • Green

Hair:

  • Brown

Karren, 49, failed to appear at a scheduled court hearing for various charges, including breaking into a home and stealing nearly $1,440 worth of items.

He was charged in 4th District Court with burglary, a second-degree felony, and theft, a class A misdemeanor.

According to the Lehi Police Department, Karren and another woman entered a home in August 2016 and took property worth $1,440. Nearby surveillance cameras and two witnesses identified Karren as the burglar, court documents state.

Two months later, Karren was also charged with drug possession, a third-degree felony, after police arrested him for heroin possession.

In June 2017, Karren tried to cash a fake escrow check from Florida and received $2,200 from the check. He was charged with forgery and theft, both third-degree felonies.

Karren was again charged with drug possession, a second-degree felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor, in January 2018.

He did not appear at a hearing for those charges in May, and the court issued a no-bail warrant for his arrest.

David Kendall

Height:

  • 6-0

Weight:

  • 200

Eyes:

  • Hazel

Hair:

  • Brown

Kendall, 43, failed to appear at a scheduled court hearing for various charges, including drug possession and shoplifting $100 worth of items from a grocery store in Provo.

He was charged in 4th District Court with shoplifting, a class A misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.

In April, Kendall tried to take several items from a Smith’s in Provo and hide the items inside his backpack. When officers with the Provo Police Department checked the bag, they also found a shopping bag of drug paraphernalia.

Kendall was arrested again in May for two charges of drug possession, both second-degree felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.

He did not attend a court hearing on Sept. 4, and the court issued a no-bail warrant for his arrest.

Austyn Spaulding

Height:

  • 6-02

Weight:

  • 185

Eyes:

  • Gray

Hair:

  • Brown

Spaulding, 22, violated terms of his probation and walked away from a drug treatment center in July.

He pleaded guilty in October 2017 to drug possession with intent to distribute, a third-degree felony, as well as drug possession, a class B misdemeanor.

Officers with the Spanish Fork Police Department arrested Spaulding after finding more than $500 worth of meth inside his car.

The court issued a no-bail warrant for his arrest.

Ashley Stilson covers crime, courts and breaking news for the Daily Herald. She can be reached at 801-344-2556 or astilson@heraldextra.com.

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