Former Logan man pleads guilty to having sex with teenage girl


LOGAN — A 22-year-old former Logan man, originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Derrek Shoup appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. In March 2016, he was charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony.

State attorney Jacob Gordon told the court Shoup was 21 at the time when he had sex with the teenager, who was a reported acquaintance. It allegedly occurred in May 2015.

Last December Shoup waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to answer the charge.

During Tuesday’s court appearance, Shoup accepted a plea deal from prosecutors, pleading guilty to attempted sexual activity with a minor, amended to a class A misdemeanor. The guilty plea will keep the victim from having to testify during a trial.

Judge Brian Cannell scheduled sentencing for June 13. He also ordered probation agents to complete a pre-sentence report in the meantime, outlining the defendant’s criminal history.

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