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Twin Falls Man Charged With Rape To Face Trial

 

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho judge has ruled that a 20-year-old Twin Falls man police say raped an 18-year-old University of Idaho freshman must face trial.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that Latah County Magistrate John Judge at a preliminary hearing on Thursday ruled there is probable cause in ordering Jesse Vierstra to stand trial.

Judge also rejected a defense motion to reduce Vierstra's bond from $125,000 to $5,000.
The 18-year-old woman testified she was a virgin before the alleged attack.

Judge in making his ruling says that what he heard in court can only be described as predatory.
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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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