LOGAN — An Ogden man has been put in jail as a judge postponed sentencing for the 30-year-old man, accused of breaking the arm of a six-month-old baby.
Jonathan A. Dunn appeared in 1st District Court Monday after previously pleading guilty in January to one count of child abuse, a second-degree felony. His attorney asked the court for a continuance, so they could obtain a letter from a counselor who had been treating the defendant.
State attorney Spencer Walsh said hearing from Dunn’s therapist would be helpful for the court but expressed concern about postponing the sentencing further. He also noted that the victim’s mother had traveled from Montana to in court.
A victim advocate read a letter from her, asking the court to sentence Dunn to prison. It read in part, the defendant abused a defenseless baby and the woman wanted to know why. She went onto say, he shouldn’t have any contact with children. She also asked for a restraining order, saying she was scared for her life.
Dunn was arrested in March 2016 after North Park Police reported a baby was taken to a hospital with a broken arm and severe bruising. While treating the child, hospital staff notified agents with Child and Family Services (DCFS) who then called officers. The baby was not related to Dunn, and the abuse allegedly occurred while he was visiting a home in North Logan. He was later released from jail after posting bail.
During Monday’s sentencing, Judge Allen said the case has been pending for a long time. He ordered Dunn to be taken into custody and rescheduled sentencing for May 1, so defense attorney Bryan Galloway can contact Dunn’s counselor.
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