Judge: Man accused of raping U of I student must 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.

Latah County Magistrate John Judge rejected a defense motion to reduce Vierstra's bond from $125,000 to $5,000.

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

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.


Information from: Lewiston Tribune

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