Logan man accepts plea deal in sexual assault case

Booking photo for Daniel Mingott (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — A 52-year-old Logan man has admitted that prosecutors have enough evidence to prove he tried to hold a woman against her will and sexually assault her. Daniel Mingott accepted a plea agreement that could still send him to prison.

Mingott appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He pleaded “no contest” to the reduced charges of attempted forcible sexual abuse, a third-degree felony; and attempted aggravated kidnapping, a class A misdemeanor.

Judge Brian Cannell explained to Mingott that while technically pleading “no contest” does not admit guilt, it is viewed just as a “guilty” plea in court.

Cache County Deputy Attorney Dane Murray told the court how, in September, Mingott reportedly held the victim in a bathroom while trying to rape her. The suspect continued to assault the woman until she pushed him out of the room and locked the door.

During a previous preliminary hearing, the victim testified how she and Mingott originally had a mutual relationship. After several months, though, he allegedly became emotionally and physically abusive. He would steal her medications, frighten her, and tell family members that she was emotionally unstable.

The woman tearfully told the court she started recording her interactions with Mingott, fearing her own safety. She claimed he was trying to destroy her.

Mingott did not speak during Tuesday’s hearing, except for waiving his rights for a trial and entering his plea.

Judge Cannell ordered Mingott to undergo a pre-sentence report about his criminal history. He also scheduled sentencing for March 9.

Mingott is originally from Peru. He was arrested in September. He is being held in the Cache County Jail without bail, and could face up to five years in prison.


will@cvradio.com

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5 Comments

  • Grayson Greener January 29, 2020 at 4:42 pm Reply

    The “victim” is my mother and is in fact extremely emotionally unstable. I feel bad for this poor man who happened to cross paths with my manipulative lying mother.

    • Margy Green January 30, 2020 at 8:06 am Reply

      Grayson, Wow! As your Aunt, why don’t you think about your history as a wife beater of two wives, beater of a step-mother giving her two black eyes and a broken nose, pulling a gun in a road rage incident resulting in the loss of your concealed carry permit, your sadistic serial killer like killing of animals, etc. before publically posting this crap just because you hate your mother for taking the side of your ex-wife and mother of her grandson. But then of course you would defend another domestic abuser.

    • Margy Green January 30, 2020 at 8:41 am Reply

      Grayson, WOW! As your aunt and sister of the “victim” you should think about your history as a domestic abuser yourself of two wives and a step-mother. I’m not surprised you would defend another man who committed domestic violence just because you hate your mother for taking the side of your ex-wife and mother of your son, your mother’s grandson. You have an on-the-record history of domestic violence and road rage with a gun and now a public comment as a horrible son.

    • Annie Villeneuve January 30, 2020 at 11:28 am Reply

      I know how victim blaming works. I’ve been there. My family was like this. Leave them behind, girl, your own family should never treat you this way. And your son sounds like he’s quite the projector.

  • Mom January 30, 2020 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Grayson, Bless your heart…

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