Man suspected of mailing sexual material to teenage boy appears in court

LOGAN — A 69-year-old Logan man accused of trying to lure a teenage boy into having sex with him appeared in court again on Monday.

Police arrested Thomas M. Thackeray June 7 after he allegedly was caught on security video, mailing sexually explicit packages to the Logan High School student. He was later charged with one count of stalking, a third-degree felony.

Court records show Thackeray was on parole from the Utah State Prison at the time of his arrest. He had been charged multiple times with similar crimes in Weber and Davis Counties.

In 2009, he was sentenced to one-to-15-years in prison for stalking and dealing harmful materials to a minor. He served six-years before being paroled and moving to Logan.

Police said Thackeray sent at least five packages to the alleged victim. The packages contained adult-oriented material and sexually-explicit letters. When officers and agents with Adult Probation and Parole arrested him at his Riverwalk Parkway apartment, they also found evidence of other potential victims and criminal events. He was later transferred back to prison for possible parole violations.

During Monday’s court appearance, Thackeray told 1st District Court Judge Thomas Willmore he had hired an attorney to represent him. He also explained that he is scheduled to appear before the prison parole board on Thursday. Judge Willmore ordered him to appear again in court August 1.

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