North Logan man arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing mentally handicapped woman

Booking photo for David Sagoe (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — A 34-year-old North Logan man has been arrested and charged with allegedly sexually abusing a mentally handicapped woman. David Sagoe was booked Wednesday into the Cache County Jail.

According to a Logan City Police affidavit, the victim has the approximate mental competency of a 6-year-old. She claimed Sagoe sexually assaulted her several times, the most recent occurring on March 10. An exam was also performed by medical professionals, who found evidence of bruising that supported her allegations.

Officers report that Sagoe knew the victim and her mental competency. He was considered to be a person of trust to her.

When police interviewed Sagoe, he confessed to doing things that he knew were wrong and expressed remorse. He admitted that on March 10, he removed the woman’s clothing and molested her. He also said that similar incidents had happened five-six times during the past month.

Court records show Sagoe made his initial appearance in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon. He was arraigned on six counts of forcible sex abuse, a second-degree felony.

Judge Thomas Willmore assigned Sagoe a public defender, after finding the defendant indigent. He also ordered him to appear again in court Monday afternoon.

Sagoe remains in jail on $60,000 bail. He could face up to 15-years in prison if convicted.

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