A Bountiful man pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges he kidnapped and sodomized a former girlfriend in Bountiful in February.
Robert J. Wilson, 31, is charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and forcible sodomy - all first-degree felonies that carry maximum life prison terms - in the Feb. 27 incident.Judge Douglas L Cornaby ordered a mental evaluation for Wilson and set a June 6 hearing to review the evaluation. Trial on the three charges is scheduled for June 19.
According to police, Wilson abducted the North Salt Lake woman, his former girlfriend, when she dropped off her child in Rose Park the morning of Feb. 27.
He took her to his home in Bountiful after sexually assaulting her, police said, and then tied her to a chair with duct tape. When Wilson left the home a short time later, the woman freed herself and called police from a neighbor's home.
As police were investigating, Wilson returned and, on seeing the police cars in front of the house, drove to a local drug rehabilitation center and checked himself in, police said. He was arrested there.
All three charges are first-degree felonies, carrying a prison term of five years to life. Under a plea of not guilt by reason of insanity, Wilson could be committed to the state hospital if the court finds him mentally incompetent.