LOGAN — An 18-year-old Millville man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl while at a friend’s house, watching a movie. Joshua A. Powell was booked Saturday into the Cache County Jail after the victim’s mother called sheriff’s deputies earlier in the day.
According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told investigators that Powell was at her home during a party. He walked into her bedroom while she was in bed, and asked to give her a hug. He then began inappropriately touching her, while kissing and licking her face.
Detectives later interviewed Powell. He admitted that it was “very possible” that he touched the child inappropriately. He also confessed to being aroused while it was taking place.
Powell was arraigned in 1st District Court Tuesday afternoon, appearing by video from jail. He was charged with three counts of sex abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.
Judge Angela Fonnesbeck set bail for Powell at $15,000 bond. She ordered the suspect have no contact with the alleged victim or her family, if he is able to post bail. She also prohibited him from having any contact with minors and not to leave his home, unless accompanied by his mother or father.
Powell was ordered to appear again in court February 25. He could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.