LOGAN — Police have arrested a man suspected of sexually abusing four young girls during the past 20 years. Rand S. Meyerhoffer was booked Wednesday into the Cache County Jail on multiple offenses. The 45-year-old Logan man is being held without bail.
According to police, detectives began investigating Meyerhoffer after one of the alleged victims told their mother that the suspect had molested her. She described how he “patted” or “touched” her inappropriately, over and underneath her clothing.
As the investigation continued, three more alleged victims described similar incidents involving Meyerhoffer. The girls ranged in ages from 8 to 11-years-old when the suspected sexual abuses occurred. All of them were acquaintances of the suspect.
The fourth victim, who is an adult now, told police how Meyerhoffer molested her for more than nine years, until she was over 20-years-old. She claimed how he would purchase alcohol and drugs for her while she was a teenager. He would also get her drunk and then ask her to expose herself, while he inappropriately touched himself.
The woman claimed that Meyerhoffer took pornographic photographs of her when she was a teenager. She also said he would play “strip poker” with her and another one of the victims.
On Wednesday, police served a warrant to Meyerhoffer’s home at 195 North 400 West. Inside they found multiple pictures, similar to those described to investigators. The photos appeared to be taken without the victim’s knowledge and were sexual in nature.
When detectives interviewed Meyerhoffer, he admitted to taking pictures of “butt cracks.” He also acknowledged to playing strip poker with the victims “a long time ago.”
Court records show, Meyerhoffer was arraigned in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon. He appeared by video from the Cache County Jail. Earlier in the day, he was charged with four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony; and voyeurism, a class B misdemeanor. The charges carry a maximum sentence of up to life in prison. He has previously been convicted of multiple drug and theft crimes.
Judge Thomas Willmore assigned Meyerhoffer a public defender. He also ordered him to appear again in court November 20.