Possible plea deal coming for Cove man accused of sexually abusing teen girl

Erick Durrant jail booking photo (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — Attorneys are working on a possible plea deal for Erick Durrant, who is suspected with sexually abusing a teenage girl last year. The 19-year-old Cove man was arrested in December 2018.

Durrant appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He was previously charged with sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony; and enticing a minor online, a second-degree felony.

Defense attorney Greg Skabelund told the court that prosecutors had made them an offer, in exchange for Durrant pleading guilty. He asked for a couple weeks to go over the agreement, to determine if they would accept it. Details of the offer were not disclosed.

Investigators allege Durrant met the underage victim through a mutual friend. They had a brief relationship, often communicating through Snapchat. On November 30, he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Kevin Allen agreed to allow Durrant and his attorney more time to review prosecutor’s offer. He ordered them to appear again in court April 29.

Durrant remains out of jail after posting $35,000 bail. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.


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