Logan man arrested and charged with sexting teenage girl

LOGAN — An 18-year-old Logan man has been arrested and charged with sexting a teenage girl. Josue Martinez-Argueta was arrested last week and booked into the Cache County Jail.

A report from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office states, deputies began investigating Martinez-Argueta after a 16-year-old girl claimed she was raped by the suspect at his home. The assault allegedly occurred on January 1.

After a search warrant was approved, deputies found 20 sexually explicit and nude photos of the victim on the Martinez-Argueta’s phone. He admitted that he had received the pictures from the victim by SnapChat and knew she was underage. He also admitted to deputies that he had consensual sex with the victim, but denied raping or sexually assaulting her in any way.

Martinez-Argueta’s has been charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony. He is being held on $100,000 bail.


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