LOGAN — The April trial for Tyler R. Miles has been cancelled after the 49-year-old Smithfiled man confessed to molesting a young girl last year.
Miles appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon for a final pre-trial conference ahead the April 30 jury trial. He accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. A second charge was dismissed by prosecutors as part of the agreement.
Cache County deputy attorney Griffin Hazzard told the court how Miles repeatedly grouped a 9-year-old girl in January 2018. The victim was an acquaintance of the defendant.
Miles spoke only briefly during Monday’s hearing. He told the court he wished to waive his right to a trial and understood the possible sentence the charge carries.
Judge Kevin Allen scheduled sentencing for June 3 and ordered Miles to cooperate with a pre-sentence report. The report will be completed by probation agents about the defendant’s criminal history.
Miles was arrested and charged in March 2018. He was later released from jail after posting $75,000 bond. He could face up to life in prison.