Millville man arrested and charged with molesting toddler

Booking photo for Joshua A. Powell (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

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.

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  • DOUG February 19, 2020 at 11:12 am Reply

    This kid needs intense therapy/electricity. This is terrible, how could somebody do this? Unbelievable.

  • DOUG February 19, 2020 at 11:13 am Reply

    Why the hell is he smiling in his mugshot??!! This kid has serious issues, does he even know that he did anything wrong?!

  • Bobbi February 20, 2020 at 12:57 am Reply

    Unfortunately he’ll get a plea deal and won’t get the time in prison he deserves!

  • no one February 20, 2020 at 5:43 pm Reply

    i hope this rat face creep rots in prison

  • Rainee February 20, 2020 at 5:57 pm Reply

    So gross I went to school with him I can’t believe this. And why the hell is he smiling is he happy he ruined a girls life? Is he happy he’s a felon now??? This is so sick and wrong I can’t believe I ever talked to him.

  • Kylie February 21, 2020 at 10:18 pm Reply

    I went to school with him i can’t believe he would do that to a child

  • no one March 6, 2020 at 11:34 pm Reply


  • Nun ya May 1, 2020 at 8:13 pm Reply

    He has disabilities….not an excuse at all, but can explain the smile at an inappropriate time. I’m sure more will come out later. So sad for that girl and so proud of her for telling someone!!

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