LOGAN — A 21-year-old Providence man has been arrested and charged with raping a woman last month. Wyatt Martin was booked into the Cache County Jail Monday night on multiple sexual assaults and drug offences.
Martin appeared by video from jail in 1st District Court Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors filed a case earlier against him including charges of rape and aggravated kidnapping, both first-degree felonies, forcible sex abuse and obstructing justice, both second-degree felonies, and other misdemeanors.
State attorney Jacob Gordon told the court the alleged facts of the case are brutal. He explained how the suspect forced the victim to have sex with her, threatening to tie her up if she didn’t comply. He also threatened to violate her with an adult novelty item before raping her.
The victim allegedly had to seek medical treatment afterwards, because of the severity of her injuries.
Martin told the court he was being falsely accused. He asked the court to be released so he could keep his employment and hire a lawyer.
Gordon objected, telling the court that Martin had been trying to intimidate the victim since the assault occurred on September 22. He had also contacted friends about harassing her.
Judge Kevin Allen agreed with Gordon, ordering Martin to be held without bail for the time being. He also assigned him a public defender and ordered him to appear again in court October 15.
Martin could face up to life in prison if convicted.