man sentenced for attempted rape
April 15, 2009 | LOGAN -- First District Court Judge
Kevin Allen sentenced a Logan man Tuesday to a suspended
term of five years to life in prison for the attempted
rape of a child.
Cauhuctemoc Rosas, 19, will spend a year in the Cache
County Jail, pay a $10,000 fine and serve 36 months
of probation. He will also be required to register as
a sex offender.
Rosas was arrested on two counts of rape of a child
and one count of sodomy upon a child stemming from an
incident that took place Aug. 10, 2008. The charge was
later amended to attempted rape of a child. Rosas pleaded
guilty to the charge Nov. 11, according to court documents.
At the sentencing, Deputy County Attorney Barbara
Lachmar told the court Rosas has “significant character
flaws,” including severe antisocial problems and a criminal
record that began at age 13.
Rosas’ attorney Wayne Caldwell said “cultural taboos”
played a significant role in his client’s actions, noting
that the man’s mother was married at only 13 years of
During his time in custody, Rosas was placed into
a diagnostics program to determine what could be done
to help him. Allen said he was encouraged by the diagnostics
report and would take that into consideration.
Rosas told the court he has had a lot of time to think
over his actions while in the diagnostics program.
“I learned my lesson and take full responsibility
for it,” Rosas said.