New charges filed against Logan man convicted of sexually abusing child

Booking photo for Trisden Smith (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — A 22-year-old Logan man, already convicted of molesting a child, is facing new charges that could keep him incarcerated for a longer time. Trisden Smith is already serving a sentence of 15 years-to-life in the Utah State Prison.

Smith was arraigned on new allegations in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony; and sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony. The new crimes allegedly occurred in 2016.

Smith spoke only briefly during Tuesday’s initial appearance. He told the court he had no money and asked for appointed counsel.

Judge Brian Cannell assigned Smith a public defender. He also ordered him to appear again in court October 29.
In January, Smith was arrested the first time after investigators learned how he had raped and sodomized a young child. The crimes took place over several years. He later accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.

Smith remained in jail until he was sentenced to prison in May. He could face up to life in prison if convicted on the new charges.

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