LOGAN — A 32-year-old Logan man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at his residence in March. Ryan Taylor Bringhurst was booked Tuesday into the Cache County Jail following an investigation by law enforcement.

According to an arrest affidavit, the alleged victim contacted Logan City Police officers in April. The 19-year-old woman described being sexually assaulted on March 13.

The woman told police how Bringhurst allegedly encouraged her to consume alcohol and marijuana, to the point where she became intoxicated, sick and vomiting. She then went to a room by herself.

Later that night, according to the affidavit, the woman alleged that Bringhurst came into her bedroom after another occupant had gone to bed. He partially removed her clothes, molested, groped and then raped her.

The alleged victim described how she couldn’t respond during the assault. It continued until Bringhurst “became scared and left her undressed in the room,” the affidavit stated.

During her interview with police, the woman described how as the assault continued, Bringhurst said he was going to hell. He also asked her not to tell anyone what had happened.

Investigators attempted to interview Bringhurst but he invoked his right to legal counsel. Later his attorney gave a statement to law enforcement, claiming the sexual activity was consensual, and “there was verbal consent or nods of the head,” the officer noted in the report.

Bringhurst was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in 1st District Court, appearing by web conference from jail. He was charged with rape, object rape and two counts of forcible sodomy, all first-degree felonies; and four counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.

Judge Brian Cannell ordered Bringhurst to remain in jail, being temporarily held without bail. He scheduled him to appear again in court August 8.


will@cvradio.com



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