According to authorities, the Mormon MomTok influencer Taylor Frankie Paul, who gained notoriety last year after documenting her “soft-swinging” adventures, was detained last week.
According to records from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Paul, 28, was charged with three misdemeanors: assault, criminal mischief, and domestic violence in the presence of a kid. Records reveal that she was taken into custody by Herriman, Utah, police around 1:56 a.m. on Saturday.
Paul was freed a few hours after her detention, according to records. Paul’s representatives did not immediately answer a request for comment.
The Herriman City Police Department confirmed Paul’s jail booking to NBC News through a spokeswoman.
“Following her jail booking, detectives received additional video evidence related to this case that resulted in the case being referred to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office for screening of felony assault charges against Ms. Paul,” the spokesperson said.
“This evidence also suggests that during the incident, Ms. Paul’s minor child was injured by an action of Ms. Paul. Subsequently, our investigators also screen a misdemeanor charge of reckless child abuse with the District Attorney’s Office.”
A press notice describing the incident was also posted on Twitter by the police department.
Take a look at the tweet:
Statement regarding the arrest of Taylor Frankie Paul pic.twitter.com/nYPvZEnO79
— Herriman PD (@HerrimanPolice) February 24, 2023
The Herriman City Police Department said in its statement: “Once the screening process is complete with the District Attorney’s Office, the case will proceed through the criminal justice system in either the Third District Court or the Herriman City Justice Court, depending on the decisions rendered during the screening process.”
Paul, a TikTok influencer with 4 million followers, became well-known by being active in the Mormon moms’ group there.
She gained notoriety in May of last year after confessing on a TikTok livestream that she and her ex-husband, Tate Paul, participated in a group of MomTok creators who “soft-swung,” which means they traded partners for sex but decided not to “go all the way.” According to Paul, she “did step out of that arrangement,” resulting in her divorce and a few broken friendships.
Paul has been candid in recent months about her mental health issues in the wake of her divorce, the soft-swinging aftermath, and the miscarriage she had with her boyfriend last year.
Take a look at the Instagram:
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For almost 4 years, Jason Martin has been a freelance writer for newspapers, journals, blogs, books, and online material. He covers the most recent news as well as many other topics.