LOGAN — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a 19-year-old Logan man suspected of rape. Devoney I. Stanley was arrested in October and booked into the Cache County Jail.
Stanley appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He has been charged with one count of object rape, a first-degree felony.
According to a police report, the crime allegedly occurred on campus at Utah State in May.
During Monday’s hearing, defense attorney David Perry told the court that he and state attorneys had been unable to work out a plea deal. He asked for the preliminary hearing, where a judge will determine whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to bind Stanley over for trial.
Judge Thomas Willmore set the hearing for January 6.
Stanley is currently out of jail after posting $10,000 bail. A part of his pretrial release, he is prohibited from consuming any illegal drugs or alcohol, and stay away from the alleged victim’s residence and place of employment. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.