LOGAN — A 20-year-old Logan man, who sexually abused a teenage girl last summer, has been ordered to complete a sex offender treatment program or face a possible prison sentence. Jacob M. Selby-Brewer will continue to be held in jail until there is space available at the Northern Utah Community Correctional Center, an in-patient facility.
Selby-Brewer was sentenced in 1st District Monday morning. He previously pleaded guilty to one count of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.
In June 2017, Selby-Brewer was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl. The victim claimed 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.
During Monday’s sentencing, Selby-Brewer told the court he never intended to cause any psychological of physical harm to the victim. He apologized to the girl and her family, and explained that he just wanted to move on and better his life.
Defense attorney Wayne Caldwell said drug and alcohol addictions had been a problem in his client’s life. He claimed that Selby-Brewer can’t remember the night of the offense because he was so drunk.
Judge Thomas Willmore said he didn’t believe Selby-Brewer’s story. He ordered him to continue being held in jail until space becomes available in the treatment center. He warned the defendant that if he doesn’t successfully complete the roughly one-year program, he could be sentenced to up to 15-years in prison.