LOGAN — A 25-year-old Logan man has been sentenced to jail for 60-days, after previously pleading guilty to molesting two girls. David C. Jackson was also ordered to register as a sex-offender for 10-years and have no contact with the young victims or their family.
Jackson was sentenced in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He previously pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted forcible sex abuse, amended to a third-degree felony.
Defense attorney Earl Xaiz explained that Jackson was remorseful for what happened and has suffered a lot of embarrassment. He claimed that his client consumed an “incredible amount of alcohol” at of time of the crimes, which played a major role in his actions. He asked the court to sentence his client to probation, noting that he had no criminal history.
Cache County Deputy Attorney Dane Murray disagreed and said it was ridiculous to blame the crimes on an addiction to alcohol. He called the case disgusting, describing how Jackson took advantage of the girl’s trust.
Jackson was arrested by Cache County Sheriff’s deputies in October, after the victims’ mother called 911 to report the crime. The defendant was an acquaintance of the victim.
The girl’s father also spoke during the sentencing. He said he considers his daughters heroes for telling their mother what happened to them.
Jackson didn’t speak during Monday’s court appearance.
Judge Kevin Allen told Jackson that what he did was abhorrent. He explained that there were varying degrees of abuse and that it didn’t serve the community or the victims to commit the defendant to a long jail sentence.
Judge Allen ordered Jackson to be taken to jail immediately to begin his sentence. He also refused to give him credit for any time already severed.