Unified Police: Man arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, rape

Casey Staker. Photo: Salt Lake County

WHITE CITY, Utah, Nov. 13, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police arrested a 21-year-old man Sunday morning after he allegedly tied a woman to his bed, sexually assaulted her, and then stabbed her when she attempted to leave.

Kasey Staker, of White City, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and rape, a first-degree felony.

The 20-year-old victim was spending the night at Staker’s residence, along with other members of his family and friends, a probable cause statement says.

The woman and Staker went to his room, where one of Staker’s female relatives spent part of the night with them before leaving, according to the statement.

Witnesses in the home told police that at one point during the night, they heard the victim yell “No” and “Stop,” and she then came running out of Staker’s room with blood on her face, neck and chest.

The victim told officers that when she was alone with Staker, he tied her to the bed and raped her. She said when he was done, he untied her and went into the other room.

She said that as she was gathering her belongings and was about to leave the room, Staker came back in and asked her where she was going. When the victim told him he had raped her and she was leaving, he allegedly asked her if she wanted to die.

She said he then grabbed a knife and began stabbing her. The victim told police she ran out of the room, leaving her belongings there.

A witness in the house told officers that when the victim came out of the room, Staker was behind her and put a knife to her throat. The witness said he talked to Staker, who finally dropped the knife, and the victim ran upstairs.

Another person in the home also said she heard the victim yelling, and then the victim came to her room upstairs and told her what Staker had allegedly done.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for examination and treatment for cuts to her neck, chin, arm and hand, the probable cause statement says.

Staker was booked into Salt Lake County Jail.


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