Logan man charged with molesting toddler

Andrew Oakeson. Photo: Cache County

LOGAN, Utah, July 3, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Logan man is facing a dozen felony charges after police say he confessed to the sexual abuse of a toddler.

Andrew J. Oakeson, 27, was arrested on suspicion of:

  • Two counts of sodomy of a child, a first-degree felony
  • Two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony
  • Eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony
  • And lewdness involving a child, a class A misdemeanor

Oakeson allegedly abused a girl who was was about a year and a half old. He held a position of trust with the toddler.

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Oakeson was reported to police after talking to a therapist about what he had done, his probable cause statement says. The therapist reportedly told Oakeson to expect a police visit.

The exploitation charges are related to downloading child pornography.

Oakeson reportedly told arresting officers that in at least two cases, he was viewing pornography when the toddler walked into the room.

Oakeson was booked into the Cache County Jail on June 29. His bail has been set at $151,950.

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