Former multicultural center directer pleads guilty to two misdemeanors

Leo Bravo, former director of the Cache Valley Multicultural Center, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two lessened class A misdemeanor charges of forcible sexual abuse. A third charge of stalking was dropped in the plea agreement.He will be sentenced April 20 in First District Court.The victim came to Bravo’s office Nov. 16, 2009, in search of legal help. According to a statement released by the Logan Police Department after Bravo was arrested in December 2009, Bravo touched the woman “in inappropriate areas when she felt vulnerable as a result of her need of assistance from Bravo’s business.”The Multicultural Center of Cache Valley received non-profit status in 1995 and has assisted hundreds of minorities with integration into American and Utah life, according to the center’s website.Bravo was a key figure in the community following a 2006 Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raid of the E.A. Miller/Swift plant in Hyrum, and that year he was named as the “Cache Valley Resident of the Year” by a local newspaper.

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