LOGAN — A 26-year-old south Salt Lake man has been arrested for allegedly driving to Logan to meet an undercover officer, who he had been chatting with about sexually abusing children. Giovanni Edward Robles-Montalvo was booked Wednesday, July 3, into the Cache County Jail.

According to an arrest affidavit, Robles-Montalvo had been chatting with the Logan City Police officer about raping children and traveled to Cache County. He was detained by law enforcement without incident, at the prearranged location.

Robles-Montalvo reportedly admitted to police to chatting with the undercover officer. He also confessed to downloading child pornography in the past year.

Investigators searched Robles-Montalvo’s phone and found more than 10 photos and videos depicting the rape and sexual abuse of children by adults, the probable cause statement detailed.

According to court records, Robles-Montalvo was arraigned Friday, July 5, in Logan’s 1st District Court. He was charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a child, a second-degree felony. He was ordered to remain in jail without bail while the criminal case proceeds through the court system.

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

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