Logan man arrested and charged with molesting toddler

Booking photo of Andrew Oakeson (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — A 27-year-old Logan man has been arrested and charged with molesting a toddler. Andrew J. Oakeson was booked into the Cache County Jail Saturday, where he is being held on $150,000 bail.

Oakeson made his first formal appearance in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and sodomy on a child, all first-degree felonies; and lewdness involving a child, a class A misdemeanor.

Police report that Oakeson molested the victim, who is under 2-years-old, multiple times during the last three months. He would allegedly touch the girl while viewing child pornography on his cell phone. The girl was an acquaintance of the suspect, who was considered to be a person of trust.

Oakeson reportedly disclosed the crimes to a therapist, who reported it to the Department of Child and Family Services. He later admitted to allegations, when questioned by police.

During Tuesday’s court appearance, Judge Brian Cannell refused to lower Oakeson’s bail, due to the nature of the charges. He ordered him to appear again in court later this month.

Oakeson could face up to life in prison if convicted.


will@cvradio.com

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