A five-man, three-woman jury deliberated three hours Tuesday before finding a door-to-door salesman from Chicago guilty of raping a 19-year-old American Fork woman July 5.
The defendant, Carl M. McClellan, 24, will be sentenced Sept. 23. Fourth District Judge Ray M. Harding remanded McClellan to the custody of the Utah County sheriff and ordered a pre-sentencing report be prepared by Adult Probation and Parole.McClellan was arrested on the rape charge, a first-degree felony, shortly after an American Fork woman reported a door-to-door salesman had raped her while she was home alone. During the two-day trial, McClellan testified he had been selling cleaning supplies in American Fork and had spoken with the victim, but he denied raping her.
The defendant faces a possible prison sentence of five years to life.