Brigham City man sentenced to prison for lewdness while at First Dam

LOGAN — A 44-year-old Brigham City man, arrested in June for inappropriately touching himself in public, has been sentenced to prison.

Court records show David R. Zobell was sentenced to zero-to-five-years in the Utah State Prison, when he appeared in 1st District Court July 18. The sentencing came after he earlier pleaded no contest to one charge of lewdness by a sex offender, a third-degree felony, and guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, a class B misdemeanor.

Prosecutors said, Zobell was arrested June 14 after a citizen witnessed him touching his genitals in public at First Dam, near the mouth of Logan Canyon. The citizen called 911 and said the defendant was also making inappropriate gestures toward them.

Zobell’s no contest plea meant he admitted prosecutors had sufficient evidence to charge him with lewdness, without acknowledging he was guilty. The charge of lewdness was enhanced because he had three similar previous convictions, one involving a child.

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