Logan man facing prison sentence after being kicked out of in-patient treatment center for sexually abusing girl

Booking photo for Jacob M. Selby-Brewer (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)

LOGAN — A 21-year-old Logan man convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl may be headed to prison, after he was kicked out of a court ordered sex offender treatment center. Jacob M. Selby-Brewer is back in jail after failing to complete the in-patient program at the Northern Utah Community Correctional Center.

Selby-Brewer appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. Probation agents alleged that the defendant was found with pornographic material on his phone while at the center. He also had multiple social media accounts, including Snap Chat and Tinder profiles that he did not disclose on his sex-offender registry.

Selby-Brewer spoke only briefly. He admitted to the allegations, but did not provide any explanation for his behavior.
Last April, Selby-Brewer was ordered to complete the sex offender treatment program or face a possible prison sentence. He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.

In June 2017, Selby-Brewer raped a 16-year-old girl. The victim said they were having consensual relations when she began to experience “extreme pain,” and told the defendant to stop. He 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 explained that he was extremely drunk at the time of the assault and could not remember what happened.

At sentencing, defense attorney Wayne Caldwell said drug and alcohol addictions had been a problem in his client’s life. He claimed that Selby-Brewer couldn’t remember the night of the offense because he was so drunk.

Selby-Brewer remains in custody in the Cache County Jail. He could face up to 15 years in prison, when he is sentenced February 10.


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