Preliminary hearing set on new charges for Logan man previously convicted of sexually abusing teen girl

Cody Smith appears in 1st District Court to be sentenced for on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, Thursday in Logan. Smith was given 10 years to life on each count to be served concurrently. (Eli Lucero/Pool)

LOGAN — A 41-year-old Logan man, already serving a prison sentence for sexually abusing a child, was in court again suspected of new charges.

Cody C. Smith appeared in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon. He’s been charged with six new counts of aggravated sexual abuse a child, a first-degree felony. The crimes all allegedly took place in 2010 and 2012.

Smith was originally arrested in March 2013, accused of encouraging a teenage girl and her boyfriend to engage in sex while in his home. The girl also testified that Smith fondled her on multiple occasions.

Smith accepted a plea deal during his trial, pleading no contest to two counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child, also a first-degree felony. The plea meant he neither admitted guilt nor disputed the charges. He was later sentenced to at least 10-years in prison.

During Thursday’s court appearance, Judge Brian Cannell scheduled a preliminary hearing on the new charges for June 27. Prosecutors will present their evidence at that time and the judge will determine if Smith will be bound over for trial.

Smith appeared by video for Thursday’s hearing from the Duchesne County Jail, where he is currently being housed for the prison. He asked the court for the delayed hearing in June, to give him time to discuss the new case with his public defender.

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