LOGAN — The case of a 24-year-old Willard man, charged with raping a USU student in 2017, is heading to trial after attorneys failed to reach a plea agreement. Tyler S. Call was arrested last fall.
Call appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He was previously charged with rape, a first-degree felony.
Defense attorney Darwin Overson asked the court for a three-day jury trial. It was later scheduled for October 2-4, with a final pre-trial hearing August 27.
Police report that Call went with the alleged victim to her room late on the night of Sept. 8, 2017. While there, they started off talking to one another from opposite ends of the room and then ended up snuggling on her bed.
ccording to a probable cause statement, he asked her for sex multiple times and she repeatedly told him “no.” However, he reportedly ignored her and raped her.
The alleged assault was reported to USU school officials on Sept. 10, one day after the incident happened.
Call was interviewed by officers on April 24, 2018, at the USU Police Department, before being arrested. He was later released from jail after posting $20,000 bail.
USU officials said Call was not attending USU at the time of the alleged crime and was never enrolled as a student.
Records show, Call is originally from Willard but was living in Logan at the time the allegations occurred. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.