Wyoming man found guilty of forcible sodomy

Trevor Paul Vanoostendorp, 45, of Rocksprings, Wyoming.  Being charged with sodomy, a first-degree felony.

LOGAN — A 45-year-old Rocksprings, Wyoming man has been found guilty of raping a North Logan woman and could face life in prison.

Trevor Paul Vanoostendorp was found guilty of forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony. The nine jurors deliberated for almost four hours, late into the night before reaching a verdict around 12:30 a.m., Tuesday.

The jury began deliberating after four days of graphic testimony about Vanoostendorp’s sexual relationship with the victim, who he met online in April 2013. The relationship continued until February, when he allegedly raped her on Valentine’s Day.

Prosecutors claim Vanoostendorp became enraged and raped the victim after she mistakenly cashed a $1,000 check, he had made out to her.

Defense attorneys argued the alleged assault was part of a dominatrix role-playing fantasy the couple had often engaged in. They described how both Vanoostendorp and the victim would take turns being mean and aggressive to each other.

Vanoostendorp was arrested in April. He remains in the Cache County Jail on a $200,000 bail. He is scheduled to be sentenced December 23.

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