LOGAN — A 32-year-old man, who previously pleaded guilty to molesting four young girls, has been ordered to successfully complete sex-offender therapy or face a possible prison sentence. Aaron R. Robison faces 30-years if he fails to finish the program.
Robison was sentenced in 1st District Court Monday morning. He previously pleaded guilty to two counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony; and two counts of sexual battery, both modified to class A misdemeanors.
Judge Thomas Willmore explained that because Robison is facing a similar charge in Idaho, attorneys for both sides had agreed to have the defendant transferred to Soda Springs, where he will be ordered to complete the rider treatment program. The program is designed to provide treatment as an alternative to prison.
Nine years ago, Robison sexually assaulted two teenage girls when he was approximately 23-years-old. Earlier, he molested two girls while he was also a juvenile at the time. All of the victims were acquaintances of the defendant.
The cases had been delayed while attorneys had Robison, a former military service member, complete a psycho-sexual evaluation. The report was held up while attorneys worked with federal government officials to pay for the evaluation.
During Monday’s sentencing, Judge Willmore ordered Robison to be transferred to Idaho on Friday. He warned that there was 30 years hanging over the defendant’s head if he didn’t succeed in the rider program.
Cache County Chief Deputy Attorney Spencer Walsh acknowledged that they had agreed to the program as part of a plea agreement. He said the victims had also been frustrated with the length of delays in the court process.
Judge Willmore told Robison, he and his family were to immediately stop blaming the victims for his incarceration. He said the facts of the case were that the defendant pleaded guilty to molesting four different girls and he was not being falsely accused or persecuted.