Former USU football player to remain in jail on multiple rape charges

Photo: Cache County Jail

(KUTV) – A former USU football player and NFL hopeful will remain in jail as prosecutors continue to review at least one more case of possible sexual assault.

Torrey Green, 22, was charged with four counts of rape, one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of forcible sexual abuse after nine separate victims came forward to police with allegations.

In court Tuesday morning, a bail hearing was set for mid-December, at which Green may be eligible to post bail.

Cache County Attorney Jim Swink said his office will argue that Green is a danger to the community.

“Given the number of reported sexual assaults and the information we have, we believe that we can put on substantial evidence that he is a danger to the community,” Swink said.

The allegations surfaced in August, while Green was listed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons.

According to prosecutors who have filed 5 separate felony cases so far, the sexual assaults occurred between 2013 and 2016. The circumstances described in court documents vary with each case, but several of the allegations say Green attempted to force female acquaintances to have sex prior to assaulting them.

Greene previously released a statement claiming innocence.

His attorney, Skye Lazaro, said she has not been allowed to review the state’s evidence and did not comment on what Green’s possible defense will be.

“The case is too early; we don’t know enough about any of the facts to make a determination,” Lazaro said.

She added that Green is still trying to cope with being in jail and the serious nature of the charges he is facing.

“He seems to be holding up pretty well. I spent with some time with him on Sunday, he’s hanging in there,” Lazaro said.

Swink said there may be another charge forthcoming, and added that five law enforcement agencies are currently investigating Green.

The county attorney also said two additional cases were not filed because the victim’s did not want to pursue charged. Another case was not filed because of insufficient evidence.

Summary of cases:

Oct. 24, 2014

  • Aggravted kidnapping – first degree felony
  • Forcible sexual abuse – second degree felony

May 29, 2015

  • Rape – first degree felony

Nov. 21, 2015

  • Rape – first degree felony

Nov. 1, 2013

  • Rape – first degree felony

Jan. 11, 2016

  • Rape – first degree felony

A bail hearing was set for Dec. 13. Lazaro said she expects the state to have to call witnesses for the bail hearing.

After the bail hearing, there may be a preliminary hearing where some of the state’s evidence will be presented.

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