LOGAN — A 19-year-old Providence man has appeared before a judge on child pornography charges.

According to court records, Samual Dayton made his initial appearance Monday, June 24, in Logan’s 1st District Court. He is charged with nine counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.

Cache County Sheriff’s deputies began investigating Dayton after he was allegedly tracked downloading child pornography. The crimes reportedly occurred in December 2023.

Court records show, Dayton was briefly booked into jail and later released under pretrial supervision. He is scheduled to appear again in court July 29 and could face more than 15 years in prison, if convicted.

Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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