SALT LAKE CITY — A former Utah State football player who was dropped by the Atlanta Falcons in August over multiple sexual assault allegations was charged Thursday with rape, assault and kidnapping.
The Cache County Attorney's Office filed charges against 22-year-old Torrey Green after spending several months reviewing for a second time allegations that multiple women made against Green during his time at Utah State.
Green now faces four separate rape charges, and charges of aggravated kidnapping and forcible sexual abuse over allegations dating from 2013 through this year.
Green was arrested in California and prosecutors plan to extradite him to Utah, according to the Cache County Attorney's Office. Nine cases involving Green were investigated, agency spokeswoman Chelsea Barnes said.
"The additional allegations of sexual assault were forwarded to the Cache County Attorney’s Office and the follow-up investigation determined that each victim’s report was made independent of one another," Barnes wrote in a statement.
Green did not have a listed attorney and his spokesman Zack Teperman declined to comment Thursday. No number was listed for Green to reach him for comment.
After the county attorney's office confirmed the investigation in August, Teperman said Green believed he would be found innocent.
When news of the allegations broke in August, the Falcons dropped Green, a rookie free agent linebacker.
Utah State officials said this summer they would look at how the school handled allegations in the Green case while it was undergoing a broader review of the way the university investigates sexual assault.
Citing confidentiality rules, university officials have declined to say when they first learned of allegations against Green, some of which were lodged by fellow students, or any specifics about how the allegations were investigated.
In a statement in late August, USU said it generally found no victims were discouraged from reporting an assault or pursuing an investigation and no athletes received special treatment. University officials said they would work to improve reporting policies and communication with local police.
Utah State also recently began posting ads around campus designed to inform students about what exactly constitutes consensual sex.
Utah State spokesman Tim Vitale said Thursday that the school has cooperated with law enforcement, and Utah State police worked with the other investigators.
“The Cache County Attorney’s Office appreciates the interagency cooperation of the Logan City Police Department, North Park Police Department, USU Police Department, and Cache County Sheriff’s Office in undertaking a thorough and comprehensive investigation of the allegations in this matter,” Cache County Attorney James Swink said in a statement.
The Herald Journal in Logan first reported the charges Thursday.
Green, who is from Rubidoux, California, graduated from Utah State this spring.
Contributing: Ben Lockhart, Deseret News