Logan man avoids prison by completing sex-offender treatment

Booking photo for Aaron Robison (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — A 33-year-old man, who previously pleaded guilty to molesting four young girls, has been spared a prison sentence after successfully completing sex-offender therapy in Idaho. Aaron R. Robison will instead be placed on probation and the national sex-offender registry.

Robison was sentenced during a virtual hearing in 1st District Court Tuesday afternoon, appearing by web conference with his attorney. 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.

Defense attorney Wayne Caldwell told the court, Robison had completed the rider treatment program in Idaho, where he had pleaded guilty to a similar charge. The in-patient program offers treatment as an alternative to prison.

Caldwell explained how Robison excelled in the program. He said, hopefully the treatment will give his client the tools to turn over a new leaf in his life.

Ten 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 Tuesday’s sentencing, Robison thanked the court for allowing him to seek therapy instead of incarceration. He also apologized to the victims for his “wrongdoings and actions.”

None of the victim’s participated in the sentencing hearing.

Robison said, “I want to prove to people that I can follow the rules.

Judge Thomas Willmore said he had reviewed letters from the victims and admired their courage and understood that they have gone through a lot.

Robison was ordered to be placed on probation and continue with sex-offender treatment. He was also prohibited from having any contact with children or access to pornography.


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4 Comments

  • Joseph Smith August 27, 2020 at 12:03 am Reply

    I just read that article three times to see if I was missing something. I’m dumbfounded. Please tell me that there is more to this – counseling? He plead guilty to sexually abusing teenage girls…and that was his punishment?!? Please follow up on this and report anything additional that would make more sense of this. If I’m the father of one of those girls – or brother or friend of one of the victim – I don’t know how you don’t go pay this guy a visit.

    • Ss August 27, 2020 at 2:49 pm Reply

      In the re-reading what you actually missed is that this article is very poorly written as to the time frames. It appears to me that this is his third time being caught, as who knows how many times he didn’t get caught, one as a juvenile, one 10 yrs ago, one in Idaho? but when? recently?? as this appears to be the one he did counseling for, and one in Utah now. He obviously has a problem that I’d be highly surprised if a stint in an inpatient counseling program would magically fix unfortunately!

  • K August 27, 2020 at 3:29 am Reply

    Another sex offender with a nice lunch deal for a sentence. Hope you fall and break your neck in the shower you sick freak

  • JH August 27, 2020 at 8:25 am Reply

    Judge Willmore, piece of human garbage just let off a sexual molester because he did “classes”!!! Is this for REAL??? He needs to be prosecuted himself!!

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