gets suspended sentence of 1-15 years for forcible sex
April 9, 2009 | LOGAN -- Danial Shepperd,
32, was sentenced Monday to 1-15 years in prison for
forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.
However, Shepperd's sentence was suspended indeterminately
with early release to the Northern Utah Correctional
Facility, and he was ordered to complete a sex offender
program while on probation.
Shepperd appeared in 1st District Court before Judge
Thomas Willmore for his sentencing, for breaking into
a woman's home and sexually assaulting her July 26.
"I want to apologize again for my crime, for the embarrassment
that I caused my family," Shepperd said when asked if
there was anything he would like to say before he was
The State's attorney, Barbara K. Lachmar, said that
many of his problems have been the result of alcohol,
as Shepperd was intoxicated when he broke into the woman's
home, shoved his hand down her pants and fondled her.
"He bit her and told her he wanted to eff all night,"
Lachmar said in further description of what Shepperd
Willmore went on to sentence Shepperd and said he
would be responsible for paying for the counseling of
the victim, and any future counseling that she would
Shepperd was also ordered to not go to any places
where alcohol would be served, to join the sex offenders
group, and to not watch any pornography.