A mentally handicapped Logan man who admitted fondling a young girl last spring had his prison sentence stayed this week by a 2nd District Court judge.
But Judge Rodney S. Page closely questioned David J. Gilmore, 57, about the consequences of any similar actions in the future.Asked by the judge if he knows what will happen to him if he is involved in a similar incident, Gilmore answered that he'll be sent to prison.
"You're absolutely right," Page confirmed.
Gilmore pleaded guity to a third-degree felony charge of sexual abuse of a child after an incident involving a young girl in Kaysville in April.
Before he accepted the plea, Page ordered extensive mental evaluations of Gilmore by Davis County and Cache County mental health officials to determine if Gilmore is capable of understanding the charge against him and able to determine that what he did is illegal.
After the plea, Page ordered a psycho-sexual evalaution through Intermountain Sexual Abuse Treatment center.
Those evaluations, Page said at Gilmore's sentencing, indicate the incident was isolated, that Gilmore is not a threat to the community and similar events are unlikely.
Page sentenced Gilmore to zero to five years in prison and fined him the maximum $5,000, then stayed the prison term and fine. He ordered Gilmore to take a tour of the Cache Valley Jail and to perform 100 hours of community service.