LOGAN — A 24-year-old North Logan man has confessed to molesting a 17-year-old girl. Domnic Harris accepted a plea deal that could still send him to prison.
Harris appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He pleaded guilty to one count of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the four remaining charges against him. They are also going to allow the defendant to be screened for Northern Utah Community Correctional Center (NUCCC), an inpatient treatment center for men with sexual or drug addictions.
According to an arrest report, North Park Police said that Harris communicated with the 17-year-old girl in February through Snapchat. About a week later they agreed to meet in person.
The girl said she went to Harris’s home and was offered wine, which she refused. Another woman was invited to join them at the residence, and later the three began engaging in sexual activity.
During Monday’s court appearance, Cache County deputy attorney Jacob Gordon explained that during the course of that evening Harris touched the woman inappropriately.
When detectives interviewed Harris, he admitted to going too far. He also acknowledged that he did not stop when the victim asked him to do so.
Harris claimed the victim was 18; however, when detectives reviewed the Snapchat conversation, it showed she admitted to being underage.
Court records show, Harris was on probation when the alleged assault occurred. In September 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession or use of a controlled substance. He was later sentenced to serve two-years of probation instead of one-year in jail. He was also ordered to complete counseling, complete 40-hours of community service, and not consume any drugs or alcohol.
During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Thomas Willmore ordered a pre-sentence report to be completed about Harris’ criminal history. He also scheduled sentencing for June 3.
Harris remains in jail, being held without bail. He could face up to two years in NUCCC if he is accepted into the program, or life in prison.