Former USU linebacker Torrey Green sentenced to at least 26 years in prison

Torrey Green is shown during his trial. Photo: Court pool

CACHE COUNTY, Utah, March 27, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green has been sentenced to at least 26 years and up to life in prison after being found guilty of five counts of rape in January.

First District Judge Brian Cannell spoke to Green before issuing the sentence:

“In the eyes of the law, you are a serial rapist.”

Cannell also addressed the victims, telling them, “I believe you.”

The exact amount of time Green will serve has yet to be determined.

A jury found Green guilty Jan. 18 after hearing almost two weeks of testimony in the high-profile case.

The former USU linebacker, an undrafted free agent who had been practicing with the Atlanta Falcons, was released from Falcons training camp in August, after Falcons’ management learned that Cache County officials were investigating multiple allegations of sexual assault during Green’s USU career.

Green, 25, was arrested in October and held in jail in Cache County. Eight original cases were screened. On Oct. 6, five cases were filed and three were declined, based on insufficient evidence or the accuser’s decision not to prosecute.

Following the filing of charges on Oct. 6, six additional complaints were received, and two were declined.

In November, two additional sexual assault charges were filed against Green based on reports by two alleged victims, the Cache County Attorney’s Office said at the time.

Green proclaimed his innocence throughout, saying the sex was consensual.

He faced a total of 11 felony charges relating to the allegations of six women who said Green sexually abused them when he was a student at USU in Logan. The women said the assaults occurred between 2013 and 2015.

Green was found guilty of five counts of rape, one count of forcible sexual abuse, one count of object rape, and one count of sexual battery. He was found not guilty of one count of forcible sexual abuse, one count of object rape and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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