LOGAN — A judge has told attorneys to work out a plea agreement or prepare for trial, in the case of a 31-year-old Nibley man accused of sexually assaulting a child. Carlos Pimentel was arrested in January and later released after posting bail.
Pimentel’s defense attorney, Kim Walpole, appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He said prosecutors had made them an offer to settle the case. He asked for additional time though to negotiate the details.
Judge Kevin Allen said he would allow attorneys more time, but warned if a negotiation is not reached in seven weeks he will set the case to go to trial. He ordered them to appear again December 18.
Pimentel has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony and a class B misdemeanor. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in December 2017.
Court records show, Pimentel waived his right to a preliminary hearing in September. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.