LOGAN — Police have arrested a 23-year-old Logan man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman and teenage girl. Tyler J. Ray was booked Wednesday afternoon into the Cache County Jail.
Ray was arraigned in 1st District Court Thursday afternoon, appearing by video from jail. He was charged with one count of object rape and five counts of forcible sodomy, all first-degree felonies.
According to the police report, officers began investigating Ray after one of the alleged victims reported being raped to officers. The woman, who is an acquaintance of the suspect, claimed the crime occurred around September 2016, when Ray would have been around 20-years-old. She described that there was physical abuse during sexual and non-sexual moments in their relationship. She also claimed that he raped her multiple times while she told him “no” and cried.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned of a separate incident involving another woman. She described incidents where she was held down and sodomized around seven years ago, when she was a teenager and he would have been around 16-years-old. The second alleged victim was also an acquaintance.
Officers interviewed Ray, who originally claimed his relationship with both women was always consensual. He later admitted that during times of sexual activity he was unable to control his sexual urges.
During Thursday’s arraignment, Judge Brian Cannell assigned Ray a public defender. He set a $30,000 bail and ordered the suspect to have no contact with the alleged victims, if he is able to be released.
Court records show Ray was charged with drug possession in 2015. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.