LOGAN — A Logan man is facing criminal charges after allegedly raping and threatening to tie down a woman he matched with on the dating app Tinder.

Wyatt Dean Martin, 21, was charged Tuesday in 1st District Court with aggravated kidnapping and rape, both first-degree felonies, and forcible sexual abuse and obstructing justice, both second-degree felonies.

Logan Police Capt. Tyson Budge confirmed Tuesday evening that police have been contacted by other possible victims and believe more assaults may have occurred. Anyone with information is asked to call 435-753-7555.

On Sept. 22, according to police, Martin invited the woman to a party at his home, where the woman said she was pressured into drinking a shot of whiskey. She was also given a drink she believed was sweet tea, but Martin later said it contained alcohol, according to a probable cause statement.

“The victim said that she began to feel abnormal and felt far more intoxicated than the shot of whiskey and a small drink of the sweet tea would cause,” police said.

According to the statement, the woman said Martin then took her on a tour of the home, later bringing her to his bedroom, where they began kissing and Martin removed her shirt.

When Martin tried to pick the woman up, she says she told him “no,” according to police.

“She said that he then aggressively pushed her backwards onto the bed knocking oxygen out of her lungs so she couldn’t breathe,” police said.

Martin removed the rest of the woman’s clothes and proceeded to assault her while she told him to stop and fought back, according to the statement.

“Wyatt got off of her and went to the closet and grabbed what she believed to be a strap and told her that if she didn’t quit moving he was going to tie her down. The victim said …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


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