Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dad's child abuse rescheduled; charged with abusing infant sons (Logan, Utah)

 Dad is identified as RYAN UDY.

Ryan Udy child abuse trial rescheduled for May 2016

Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 11:45 am
Will Feelright

LOGAN — The child abuse trial for a 32-year-old Logan father, Ryan Udy, has been rescheduled for May 31, 2016, after attorneys for both sides asked for additional time to gather and review new evidence in the case.

Udy appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He faces two charges of child abuse, both second-degree felonies. His attorney told the court, they had met with state prosecutors and were requesting additional health records from when the victim had received medical treatment, since the alleged abuse.

Prosecutors have claimed Udy abused his infant son several times, breaking his arm, and causing bruises and other injuries. The abuse was reported in December 2012 and March 2013.

Defense attorneys argue Udy was only with the child for a short time and that the abuse was caused by the child's mother.

On September 2, an eight-day jury trial was postponed after a witness in the case claimed to have received two anonymous emails, describing how the mother reportedly abused the child.

Judge Brandon Maynard had tried to schedule the trial for January but later settled on the May date after prosecutors said the victim's mother was expecting a child in early spring.

Udy was ordered to appear again in court April 19 for a final pretrial conference.