LOGAN — A 19-year-old Logan man suspected of rape made another appearance in court. Devoney I. Stanley was arrested in October and booked into the Cache County Jail at that time.
Stanley appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. He has been charged with one count of object rape, a first-degree felony.
According to a police report, the crime allegedly occurred on campus at Utah State in May.
In January, Stanley waived his right to a preliminary hearing, where a judge would have determined if prosecutors have sufficient evidence to bind the defendant over for trial. He also entered a plea of “not guilty” to the charge.
During Monday’s hearing, defense attorney David Perry told the court that he and state attorneys had not worked out a resolution to the case. He asked for more time to continue negotiations.
Judge Thomas Willmore set another pre-trial hearing for February 25. He also ordered the defendant to meet with probation agents, who will be supervising him during the trial process.
Stanley is currently out of jail after posting $10,000 bail. A part of his pretrial release, he is prohibited from consuming any illegal drugs or alcohol, and stay away from the alleged victim’s residence and place of employment. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.