LOGAN — A 39-year-old Richmond man has admitted to sexually abusing two girls years ago. Dustin J. Mangum accepted a plea deal Tuesday in 1st District Court, three-weeks before he was expected to go on trial.
Mangum pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, one count for each victim. Both charges are first-degree felonies and carry a maximum sentence of up to life in prison. As part of the agreement, prosecutors dropped 23 remaining charges against him.
State attorneys allege Mangum sexually abused a girl in May 2003. The victim, who is a teenager now, claims the defendant engaged in oral sex with her when she was around four-years-old.
The second victim is an 11-year-old girl who claims she was also sexually abused and molested over the course of several years, before the defendant was arrested August 19, 2016.
During Tuesday’s hearing, Judge Kevin Allen scheduled Mangum to appear again in court August 28 for sentencing. He also ordered him to undergo a pre-sentence report, done by probation agents about his criminal history.
Mangum remains in the Cache County Jail, being held without bail.
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