LOGAN — A 33-year-old Logan man has admitted to abusing a one-year-old baby boy. Bryan K. Teeter accepted a plea deal that will prevent him from going to trial on multiple felony charges.
Teeter appeared in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon. He pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, and child abuse, a second-degree felony. As part of the agreement, prosecutors dropped the remaining three felonies against him.
Teeter was arrested last summer after the little boy was found with a skull fracture, lacerations to his genitalia, and bruising on his buttocks and face. Witnesses claimed the baby has severe brain damage that causes him to act “zombie like.” He is also partially blind and has partial paralysis to the left side of his body. The defendant had previously blamed the injuries on the baby’s mother.
During Thursday’s hearing, state attorney Barbara Lachmar told the court, prosecutors will be asking that Teeter be sentenced to prison, despite defense attorney’s attempts to admit him into a treatment center. She said the baby, who is now almost two-years-old, will likely have permanent developmental disabilities as he grows up.
Teeter remains in the Cache County Jail being held without bail. He will be sentenced May 15 and could face up to life in prison.