Trial set for Providence doctor accused of sexually assaulting child

Booking photo for Brevan B. Baugh (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — A jury trial has been scheduled for a Providence doctor charged with sexually assaulting a child. The three-day trial is set to begin March 4, although attorneys are still trying to work out a plea deal.

Brevan B. Baugh appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. The 41-year-old Providence resident was arrested in July and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.

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.

In September, Baugh waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His attorney at that time explained prosecutors had offered a plea deal, where both charges would be reduced to second-degree felonies.

During Monday’s court appearance, defense attorney Greg Skordas asked the court to schedule the trial. He explained that he and prosecutors are still working on a possible plea deal and he was optimistic that the case could be resolved before the March trial.

A plea deal would keep the alleged victim from having to testify in trial.

Baugh is a naturopathic physician and owner of Naturopathic Medical in Providence. Deputies do not believe the abuse had any connection to his practice.

Baugh is currently out of jail after posting $40,000. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.

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