LOGAN — A 30-year-old man was arraigned in court Thursday afternoon, accused of raping a woman last month. Paul W. Doucette was arrested Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Cache County Jail.
According to an arrest warrant, Doucette allegedly sexually assaulted the woman during a party, early on the morning of October 29. The victim told police, the Logan resident attempted to have sex with her. After telling him no and pushing him away, he held her down on the floor and raped her multiple times.
Doucette has a history of mental health issues. Recently, he was committed to Bear River Mental Health and had been released on a trial basis, at the time of the incident.
The victim claimed, during the party, Doucette became increasingly possessive of her, acting unstable and erratic. After moving into a separate part of the residence, the suspect began to assault the victim, while the two were on a couch. Three times, she attempted to stop him, telling him, “Don’t.” Each time, he kept pushing her back down and raping her. The assault finally stopped when she called out to a friend, who walked into the room and witnessed what was happening.
Court records show, Doucette appeared in 1st District Court by video from the jail, Thursday afternoon. He was arraigned on one count of forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony. The judge ordered him appear again in court November 20.
Logan City Police Capt. Tyson Budge said police have had previous involvements with Doucette.
In October 2016, Doucette walked into a hair salon with an air-soft handgun under his arm. He reportedly waived the gun, telling the employees that he worked for the police and God. He walked out the backdoor of the business and was later confronted by police and arrested.
Doucette is no longer in jail after posting $20,000 bail.
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