LOGAN — A 19-year-old man accused of raping a teenage girl appeared in court for the first time since being arrested. Jacob M. Selby-Brewer spoke only briefly while being told prosecutors had charged him with rape, a first-degree felony, and unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a class B misdemeanor.
Selby-Brewer made his initial appearance Monday morning in 1st District Court. The Logan man was arrested Thursday after reportedly turning himself into police.
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.
During Monday’s court hearing, public defender Mike McGinnis asked the court to lower his client’s bail. He explained that the defendant had never been arrested before now, and doesn’t have a criminal record.
Judge Thomas Willmore said he would consider lowering Selby-Brewer’s bail next week and scheduled a bail hearing for May 14.