LOGAN — The trial for Jacob M. Selby-Brewer, accused of raping a teenage girl last summer, has been delayed further while psycho-sexual therapists evaluate the defendant. The 20-year-old Logan man was originally scheduled to be tried in October on charges of rape, a first-degree felony, and unlawful sex with a minor, a class B misdemeanor.
Selby-Brewer appeared in 1st District Court Wednesday afternoon. His attorney told the court the evaluations were supposed to be done but were delayed because of the holidays. He explained that in the meantime, they were working on a possible plea deal with prosecutors.
According to an arrest warrant, Selby-Brewer is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in June 2017. The victim claimed they were having consensual relations when she began to experience “extreme pain,” and told the defendant to stop. He allegedly refused, telling the victim he wasn’t finished. He then pinned her wrists with his hands, and continued to sexually assault her as she told him to stop and leave repeatedly.
Later during a pretext phone call, Selby-Brewer told the victim he felt bad about what happened. He said he acted stupid and wasn’t thinking. He later explained that he was extremely drunk at the time of the assault and could not remember what happened.
In May, Selby-Brewer waived his right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to both charges. He is being held in jail on $21,000 bail.
During Wednesday’s court appearance, Judge Thomas Willmore said he would allow more time for the evaluation to be completed and attorneys to work out a possible resolution. He ordered Selby-Brewer to appear again January 14.