Logan man arrested in teenage sex sting operation

LOGAN — A 53-year-old Logan man, who allegedly drove to a local department store Friday expecting to meet up with a teenage girl for sex, was arraigned in court Monday afternoon.

Shawn Lee Radford appeared in First District Court by closed circuit TV from the Cache County Jail. Earlier in the day prosecutors filed nine charges against him including four counts of enticing a minor, a second-degree felony, three counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, a third-degree felony and two misdemeanor drug charges.

Logan City Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said in August a 15-year-old girl claimed she saw a man peeking in her window. The girl’s family later found a note, believed to be from the suspect, telling her to text him if she wanted to meet up.

A police detective, posing as a 15-year-old girl, texted the phone number from the note and had several exchanges with the suspect. The messages were allegedly sexual in nature.

Curtis said last week the suspect texted the detective again, asking to meet at a local department store.

Police set up a sting operation and arrested Radford when he showed up at the store. State attorney Spencer Walsh said officers found him in possession of condoms and methamphetamine.

Curtis said Radford admitted to sending the texts but claimed he thought the girl was 18-years-old.

Officers don’t know for sure if Radford is the same man who was looking in the girl’s window but believe it is likely. He supposedly lived about four-blocks from the victim.

During Monday’s arraignment, Judge Kevin Allen ordered Radford to be held on $200,000 bail.

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