Logan man suspected of raping woman at USU appears in court

LOGAN — A 22-year-old man suspected of raping a woman inside a Utah State University dorm, made his first appearance before a judge, as state attorneys filed charges against him.

Tyler Call was arraigned in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon, appearing by video from the Cache County Jail. He faces one count of rape, a first-degree felony.

According to an arrest warrant, the alleged victim reported to the USU police department in September that she had been raped her residence hall. She told investigators how the day before, she was exchanging messages on social media with Call and agreed to meet him on campus. The two then went back to her bedroom, where Call persisted to ask her repeatedly to have sex with him.

Despite her allegedly telling him, “No” multiple times, he removed both of their clothes and raped her.

Investigators interviewed Call on April 24. He purportedly admitted to raping the victim and was arrested later that day.

Call is not a student at USU. He is originally from Willard but was living in Logan at the time the allegations occurred.

During Thursday’s hearing, Judge Thomas Willmore said he would allow Call to be released on $20,000 bond. He ordered him to wear an ankle monitor and have no contact with the alleged victim or her family. He also said the suspect would have to leave Cache County, and only return for court hearings.

Call spoke only briefly, telling the court he understood the conditions of his release. He was ordered to appear again in court May 15.


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