Jury acquits Utah man accused of raping BYU student
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A jury acquitted a Utah man accused of raping a 19-year-old Brigham Young University student.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports Nasiru Seidu was found not guilty Wednesday of first-degree felony rape for the alleged crime that took place in September 2015.
On the first day of trial, the alleged victim testified that she had consensual sexual contact with Seidu, but at some point she got a “really bad feeling” and told him she did not want to continue.
She testified Seidu then pulled off her clothing, threw her on her bed and raped her.
Defense attorney Matthew Morrise told jurors the state’s case relies solely on whether the jury could believe the alleged victim, and he accused her of telling various stories about the rape to suit her audience.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com