Taylor Frankie Paul, the Mormon Momtok influencer who went viral last year after sharing her “soft-swinging” experiences, was arrested last week, authorities said.
Paul, 28, was charged with three misdemeanors: assault, criminal mischief and domestic violence in the presence of a child, according to Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office records. Records show he was booked by Herriman, Utah, police at 1:56 a.m. Saturday.
Records also show that Paul was released a few hours after his arrest. Representatives for Paul did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A spokesperson for the Herriman City Police Department confirmed Paul’s jail booking to NBC News.
“Following her jail booking, detectives obtained additional video evidence related to this case, which resulted in the matter being referred to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office to investigate felony charges against Ms. Paul,” the spokesperson added. “This evidence also suggests that during the incident, Ms. Paul’s minor child was injured by Ms. Paul’s actions. Subsequently, our investigators are also investigating a misdemeanor charge of negligent child abuse with the District Attorney’s Office.” are doing.”
The police department also shared a news release regarding the incident Twitter,
In its statement, the Herriman City Police Department said: “Once the screening process with the District Attorney’s Office is complete, the case will proceed through the criminal justice system to the Third District Court or Herriman City Justice Court based on judgments rendered During the screening process.
Paul is a popular TikTok influencer with 4 million followers, who rose to prominence as part of the Mormon mom community on the platform.
Last May, she went viral after revealing in a TikTok livestream that she and her then-husband Tate Paul were in a soft-swinging group with other MomTok creators, implying that they shared sexual partners with other couples. The exchange took place, but Paul said he agreed not to “go all the way.” Paul said that she “stepped out of that accord”, which led to her divorce and some lost friendships.
In recent months, Paul has been open about her mental health struggles following her divorce, the fallout from the soft-swinging and pregnancy loss she experienced last year with her boyfriend.