A Bountiful man pleaded guilty this week in 2nd District Court to a single charge of rape in a plea negotiation to have two other first-degree felony charges of forcible sodomy and aggravated sexual assault dismissed.
Kenneth W. Volker, 30, will be sentenced Jan. 15 on the charge, which carries a prison term of five years to life.The charges stem from an incident June 5 in Centerville, according to court records.
As part of the plea bargain, Volker's defense attorney, Steve Vanderlinden, told Judge Douglas L Cornaby that if Volker is returned to Idaho to serve out the remaining portion of a prison term there, he will ask that the Utah term be served concurrently.
Volker was on parole from Idaho when the incident occurred. Idaho penal officials are awaiting the outcome of the Utah legal proceedings to determine whether to ask for him back or allow him to serve out the rest of that sentence in Utah, Vanderlinden told the judge.