LOGAN — A 37-year-old Honeyville man has admitted to driving to Logan to have sex with an undercover police officer, posing as a teenage girl, according to court records. Andrew Ren Holmes has been in the Cache County Jail since being arrested in the sting operation, Nov. 16, 2023.

Court documents show, Holmes appeared June 12 in Logan’s 1st District Court. He accepted a plea deal in two cases, pleading guilty to attempted rape of a child, a first-degree felony; enticing a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor, both second-degree felonies.

In exchange for Holmes guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss six remaining charges.

According to prosecutors, Holmes began messaging a Logan City Police officer in November 2023. The officer was posing as a 13-year-old girl.

During the chats, Holmes “solicited the child persona for sexual activity,” a probable cause statement detailed. He also sent a pornographic photograph of a male’s genitals to the officer.

On Nov. 16, Holmes arranged to meet the undercover officer in person at a location in Logan. The defendant planned that they would engage in the previously discussed sexual activity in the back of his vehicle.

Police were waiting nearby the designated location and arrested Holmes without incident when he arrived. During questioning, he reportedly admitted to chatting with the officer and making arrangements to engage in “sexual activity with who he believed was a child,” the PC statement described.

During the June 12 pretrial conference, Judge Brian Cannell accepted Holmes’ guilty plea. He scheduled a sentencing hearing for August 14.

According to jail records, Holmes remains in jail, being held without bail. He could be sentenced to up to life in prison.



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