LOGAN — A Providence doctor, charged with sexually abusing a child, waived his right to a preliminary hearing as attorneys work out a possible plea agreement.
Brevan B. Baugh appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. The 41-year-old was arrested in July and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. He was later released on bail.
Defense attorney Cara Tangaro told the court her client wished to waive his right to the hearing, where prosecutors would have had to show whether they had sufficient evidence in the case. She explained that state attorneys had offered a plea deal, where both charges would be reduced to second-degree felonies. She asked the court for a later hearing so they can work out the final details.
Cache County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Baugh after investigators received a report of the alleged sexual abuse. It reportedly occurred between January 2012 and January 2014. The victim was between 8 or 9 when the abuse started.
Baugh is a naturopathic physician and owner of Naturopathic Medical in Providence. Deputies do not believe the abuse had any connection to his practice.
During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Kevin Allen ordered Buagh to return to court on October 22.