LOGAN — A 43-year-old convicted sex-offender, who was released from jail early, has been arrested again for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a store. Azadeen Altom was booked Thursday into the Cache County Jail. He is being held on suspicion of forcible sex abuse and failing to register as a sex-offender.
Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said officers arrested Altom after a woman claimed he assaulted her, while she was shopping. Detectives also learned the defendant had been kicked out of his apartment and moved without updating his sex-offender registry.
Last March, Altom walked into Mt. Logan Middle School. Surveillance video showed him sitting in the school’s cafeteria, watching a group of girls for five-minutes. A month later he was arrested, after officers were called to the south Logan Walmart on report that he was harassing a teenage girl inside the store. The customer claimed he approached her, getting inside her personal space, and asking for a ride home.
In June, Judge Thomas Willmore sentenced Altom to serve one-year in jail, refusing a lighter sentence of three-months that was recommended by probation officers. In November, the same judge released Altom early so immigration officers could deport him.
Jensen said, the problem is Altom’s native country refused to readmit him. Since he couldn’t be deported, ICE agents let him go.
Altom is now being held on $15,000 bail. He is expected to be arraigned in 1st District Court on new charges next week.
Altom has been arrested on similar crimes before. Nebraska records show he was convicted of sexually assaulting another adult individual in January 2013.
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