VINEYARD, Utah, April 25, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 20-year-old woman has told officials she was sexually assaulted by a Vineyard car salesman Wednesday night.
A probable cause statement from Utah County said Christopher Stamper, 22, is facing one charge of rape, a first-degree felony.
On Thursday, deputies received a report of a rape incident that had allegedly occurred in Vineyard, the probable cause statement said.
The victim told investigators she met the suspect at a local car dealership, where he was her salesman.
They went for a Jeep ride Wednesday evening and then went back to the suspect’s residence in Vineyard and consumed some alcohol, the statement said.
“The victim and Christopher went to his bedroom,” the statement went on. “She stated that he locked the door and took his clothes off except his underwear. He asked her to take hers off and she said no. He then removed her clothes. She told him to stop.”
He then took his underwear off, and raped her, she reported. She said it was painful, and showed officials a bruise on her leg that allegedly occurred during the incident.
“She told him no and to stop several times,” the statement said. “She said when he finished he told her he was a virgin. When he was finished, she told him she needed to go.”
He asked her to spend the night, and she said she said no and that she needed her wallet from his car, the statement said. He unlocked the door using a key fob and she called a friend and left.
Stamper has a male roommate. The roommate was interviewed and corroborated the part of the story about them being together and in the suspect’s room.
Officials attempted to interview Stamper. He was read his Miranda Rights and declined to answer questions without an attorney.
He was arrested and transported to Utah County Jail, with his bail set at $20,000.