LOGAN — The jury trial for a Providence doctor, Brevan B. Baugh, charged with sexually assaulting a child has been rescheduled. The two-day trial will now begin September 19, after a previous trial in March was cancelled.
Baugh appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday afternoon. The 41-year-old Providence resident was arrested last 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 schedule the trial, even though he and prosecutors are continuing to work out a possible plea deal. He expressed optimism that they will be able to negotiate a resolution to the case before the September trial date.
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.
During Monday’s hearing, Judge Kevin Allen ordered Baugh to appear again in court August 26 for a final pre-trial conference.
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.