LOGAN — The jury trial for a Providence doctor charged with sexually assaulting a child has been postponed. The three-day jury trial was set to begin March 4.
Brevan B. Baugh appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday 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.
Defense attorney Greg Skordas asked the court to postpone the trial. He explained that he had been in contact with prosecutors and are close to working out a plea deal. He expressed confidence that they will be able to resolve the case.
The plea deal would keep the alleged victim from having to testify in trial.
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.
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.