LOGAN — A 21-year-old Logan man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman last year. Zachary S. Miller was booked Friday afternoon into the Cache County Jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to a probable cause statement, Logan City police were called to the Cache Valley Hospital in March, after a woman claimed she had been sexually assaulted inside her home. The alleged victim did not want to speak to officers at the time and the case was put on hold.
In June, the woman went to the police department and spoke to a detective. She claimed, a group of friends including Miller, were at her home on the night of March 2, following a party at another residence. The group stayed through the evening while consuming alcohol.
The alleged victim reported that she went to her bedroom around 4 a.m. the next morning to sleep. She stated that she had taken a sleeping pill to help her sleep longer.
Just over two-hours later, the woman woke up to find Miller had come into her bedroom. He had gotten into her bed and was raping her. The suspect continued to grope and assault her as she tried to push him off of her while telling him no.
The woman told detectives that she never consented to Miller’s advances.
Prosecutors filed charges against Miller in 1st District Court earlier this month. They include forcible sodomy and object rape, both first-degree felonies; and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.
Miller was released from jail after posting a $25,000 bond. He is expected to be formally arraigned in court later this month and could face up to life in prison if convicted.