Salt Lake City man pleads guilty to molesting Smithfield boy – Cache Valley Daily

Booking Photo for Robert De Gray (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN – A 36-year-old Salt Lake City man pleaded guilty to molesting a Smithfield boy earlier this year. Robert G. De Gray accepted a plea deal on amended charges.

De Gray appeared for a virtual hearing in the 1st District Court Monday morning and appeared via web conference. He pleaded guilty to attempted violent sexual abuse, a third degree crime.

In June, Smithfield City Police officers received a report on the incident. The teenager revealed during a forensic interview that a relative, De Gray, had touched him inappropriately. The suspect had forced the boy to touch him sexually as well.

The teenager’s mother later contacted De Gray during a taped phone call. During the conversation, De Gray admitted to abusing the victim.

During Monday’s hearing, De Gray spoke briefly and told the court he was guilty. He was sentenced on January 10th and faces up to five years in prison.

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