Convicted sex-offender arrested again for allegedly raping two girls

LOGAN — A 21-year-old convicted sex-offender has been arrested on suspicion of traveling to Cache Valley and raping two Logan teenagers. Hasan A. Al Ogaili was booked Friday into the Cache County Jail, where he is temporarily being held without bail.

According to an arrest report, the alleged victims, ages 12 and 13-years-old, told Logan City police officers they met Al Ogaili on Snapchat and agreed to meet him July 20. He reportedly drove the girls to a convenience store, where he purchased snacks and electronic cigarettes for them.

The girls told police, Al Ogaili then drove near the Logan Temple and parked. He raped two of the girls, as they reportedly told him no repeatedly and were screaming.

The report stated, the girls were able to escape out of the vehicle and went to Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital for treatment. They described Al Ogaili as having darker skin, and hair that was long and curly on the top and short on the sides. He was also wearing glasses.

Police were able to locate video and financial transaction information from the convenience store. It showed the suspect purchasing snacks with a debit card, matching the girl’s stories.

Officers learned Al Ogaili had recently been convicted of enticing a minor over the internet in Davis County. Days before allegedly driving to Logan, he was sentenced to probation for 48-months.

Police questioned Al Ogaili at his Murray residence. They noted his physical appearance matched the girl’s description.

He originally denied leaving his house during the past week and claimed he had never been to Logan. After confronting him with some of the evidence, he admitted to meeting up with the three girls.

Al Ogaili was arraigned in 1st District Court Monday afternoon, appearing by Webex from jail. He was charged with two counts of rape of a child, three counts of child kidnapping, and one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, all first-degree felonies; and obstructing justice, a second-degree felony.

Cache County Deputy Attorney Clark Harms asked the court to hold Al Ogaili without bail. He said the pending charges were the most serious that could be filed by prosecutors.

Judge Angela Fonnesbeck agreed with Harms to refuse Al Ogaili bail, based on the number and ages of the alleged victims. She ordered the suspect to appear again in court August 4.

Al Ogaili spoke only briefly asking the court for the assistance of a court appointed attorney. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.

Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.


will@cvradio.com

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3 Comments

  • Bob July 26, 2021 at 9:40 am Reply

    Why did we do away with public hangings? I would stand in line to watch him swing.

  • DB July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm Reply

    So ya lets just let him out some more!! If you slap his wrist harder maybe he wont completely wreck more lives!! Ive seen drug offenders lose half there lives for drug convictions but sex offenders rape and rape until they finally kill.. Sickening system we have here

  • AKH July 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm Reply

    As a survivor or sexual assault, I completely agree with the 2 previous comments. The perpetrator gets a slap on the wrist, but the victim(s) gets a life sentence!

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