Sentencing postponed for Nibley man found guilty of rape

Jacob Christensen, 24, found guilty of object rape a first-degree felony, Friday April 19, 2014.

LOGAN — The sentencing for a 24-year-old Nibley man, found guilty of object rape in April, has been postponed for two-weeks.

Jacob Christensen appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. His defense attorney asked for a two-week continuance, saying they wanted time to clarify information in a pre-sentence investigation report.

On April 18, following a five day trial, a jury found Christensen guilty of object rape, a first-degree felony. He faces five-years-to-life in the Utah State Prison.

Sentencing was originally set for May 12 and was postponed so Adult Probation and Parole had sufficient time to complete the report.

Christensen was originally charged with rape and forcible sexual assault. The victim and Christensen had knew each other as friend, for years. According to testimony during the trial, he reportedly assaulted the victim after she and her college roommate had taken the sleep aid, Ambien.

Judge Kevin Allen ordered Christensen to appear again in court on July 7.

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