LOGAN — A 25-year-old former Logan man, charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl, has accepted a plea deal and will now wait to be sentenced. Frederick A. Guadarrama pleaded “no contest” to unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony.
Guadarrama appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning for a change of plea hearing. The “no contest” plea meant he admits prosecutors have sufficient evidence to show he committed the crime without admitting his guilt. It is has the same immediate effect as a guilty plea.
Prosecutors allege Guadarrama raped the then 14-year-old girl while he was on leave from the military and visiting Cache County in July 2017. The girl became pregnant and later gave birth to a baby.
When detectives interviewed Guadarrama, he denied ever having sex with the juvenile, but admitted that he had been alone with her when he was home on leave. He later consented to taking a DNA test which showed he was the baby’s biological father.
In February, Guadarrama was arrested again, after he was seen entering a hotel room with the victim and violating a no contact order. He is being held in the Cache County Jail after Judge Brian Cannel revoked his bail.
Guadarrama is scheduled to be sentenced April 23. He could face up to five-years in prison.