Possible plea deal coming for former Logan man on allegations of child sex abuse

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

LOGAN — A plea deal is being worked out for a former Logan man accused of sexually abusing a child more than 14 years ago. David R. Dawson, who is 51-years-old, is already serving a 10-years-to-life sentence in the Utah State Prison, after being convicted of a similar crime in 2006.

Dawson appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He is charged with six counts of sodomy on a child, six counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and two counts of rape of a child, all first-degree felonies. The new crimes allegedly took place in 2005.

Public defender Mike McGinnis explained that prosecutors had made them an offer in exchange for pleading. He did not provide any details of the plea deal but asked the court for some time to work out the agreement.

Judge Thomas Willmore said he would allow the parties for both sides more time. He ordered Dawson to appear again September 4.

Court records show, Dawson pleaded guilty to all of the charges in July. His plea came after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing, when prosecutors would have presented their evidence in the case.


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