A former Clearfield Job Corps student who pleaded guilty to attempted rape is a danger to society and needs treatment, a 2nd District judge said Tuesday, sentencing him to one to 15 years in the state prison.
Darren I. Perkins, 20, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty to attempted rape in a Jan. 1 attack on a female student in his room at a Job Corps dormitory. He was originally charged with rape and aggravated sexual abuse, both first-degree felonies, and pleaded guilty to attempted rape, a second-degree felony.Judge Rodney S. Page in March ordered Perkins to undergo a 90-day evaluation in the Utah State Prison's diagnostic center, returning this week for sentencing.
Page said the center's report states Perkins has a sexual dysfunction that makes him a threat to society and that he needs treatment and to be restrained. That can be provided in the state prison, the judge said, urging Perkins to apply for admission to the prison's treatment program.
According to court records, Perkins forced a female student into his room after a New Year's Eve party, then threatened her if she didn't submit to his advances.