LOGAN — The preliminary hearing for Aaron R. Robison has been postponed while attorneys for both sides work out a possible plea agreement. The 31-year-old Logan man is accused of multiple sex abuse charges.
Robison appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He has been charged with one count of sodomy on a child, a first degree felony, two counts of sex abuse of a child and three counts of forcible sexual abuse, all second-degree felonies.
Defense attorney Tyson Stokes asked the court to postpone the hearing while Robison undergoes a psycho-sexual evaluation. He explained that since his client previously served in the armed forces, the US military has approved funding for the test.
Prosecutors allege the assaults in two of the cases took place in the summer of 2010 and 2011. The two other cases reportedly took place between 2000 and 2002.
During Monday’s court appearance, Stokes asked the court for four more weeks while they wait for the funding to arrive. State attorney Jacob Gordon agreed with the continuance and said he had spoken with defense attorneys as they try to resolve the cases.
Judge Thomas Willmore ordered Robison to appear again in court November 19.
Robison is currently out of jail on pre-trial supervision, after posting $5,000 bail. He could face up to life in prison if found guilty.