Logan man pleads guilty to sexually abusing teenage girl

Michael Getz, 40, arrested on four initial offenses of sexual abuse of a child and sodomy of a child, both first-degree felonies along with dealing harmful material to a minor, a third-degree felony and lewdness involving a child, a class A misdemeanor.

LOGAN —A 40-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage girl and could face five-years-to-life in prison when he is sentenced.

Court records show Michael Getz appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He accepted a plea agreement from state prosecutors that will prevent him from going to trial.

As part of the agreement, he pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony and dealing in materials harmful to a minor, a third-degree felony. Three other charges were dismissed.

At the time of his arrest in January, Logan City Police Captain Tyson Budge said Getz abused a 13-year-old girl multiple times in 2014. Police were contacted after the girl reported the abuse to her mother.

After investigating, officers telephoned Getz, who confessed and turned himself in.

Getz will be sentenced April 14.

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