Logan man sentenced to 60 days in jail for molesting 2 girls

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David Jackson (Photo: Cache County)

A Logan, Utah, man who admitted to molesting two girls under the age of 10 was sentenced to 60 days in jail.

David Jackson was also ordered not to have contact with the victims or their family and to register as a sex offender for 10 years Monday as part of his sentencing, according to the Cache Valley Daily.

Previously Jackson pleaded guilty to attempted forcible sex abuse that was amended to a third-degree felony.

Judge Kevin Allen said Jackson's crimes were abhorrent but said it didn't serve the community or the victims to commit the defendant to a long jail sentence. He ordered that Jackson be taken to jail immediately to begin his sentence and did not give him any credit for time served.

According to the Cache Valley Daily, his defense attorney told the court Jackson was remorseful and has suffered a lot of embarrassment. The lawyer also said Jackson was heavily using alcohol when the crimes were committed, playing a role in his behavior and requested probation.

Cache County's legal team said it was ridiculous to blame the crimes on alcohol.

Jackson was arrested in October after the victims' mother called police to report the molestation after her daughters told her about it. Her husband spoke during sentencing and praised his daughters as heroes for reporting.