Teen, 16, admits to beating, raping jogger who stopped to help him

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  • KarlGatling Sandy, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 1:07 p.m.

    The DA should have taken this to court. There is no way a jury would have let him off with so lenient a punishment. He should be jailed for the majority of his life.

  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 29, 2018 7:47 a.m.

    Wow! The cops actually processed a rape kit. See guys, it really CAN be done.

  • Seagull Suz Sandy, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 9:06 p.m.

    ...in 10 or 15 years I hope we do not here the name of Rainer Craig Peterson on the 6:00 news...I also pray that the kind, brave, courageous woman who's life was forever scarred that afternoon at Dimple Dell Park can feel peace and safety while Rainer Craig Peterson is behind bars...

  • utahute69 Laguna Niguel, CA
    Aug. 28, 2018 8:49 p.m.

    This kid should have been convicted as an adult and convicted on all counts simply because his DNA tied him to all the crimes. Please explain why the courts do plea deals when the evidence is overwhelming. Society deserves to be protected from people like this.

  • midvale guy MIDVALE, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 5:18 p.m.

    This is too lenient. This type of plea deal and negotiation is not in the best interests of the public.

  • Laura Bilington Maple Valley, WA
    Aug. 28, 2018 4:27 p.m.

    "Peterson's time there will likely end on his 21st birthday, but it could end sooner if youth parole officers release him earlier or if he is convicted of another crime. "

    I'm assuming that you mean that, if he is convicted of another crime, that he will be sent to an adult facility. But it's easy to read that and conclude that that he will be released--rather than transferred to somewhere else if he commits another crime while in juvenile detention.

  • sknny tires fat skis Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2018 2:57 p.m.

    Yikes! She could have been anyone. The public trails aren't too inviting when these types of violent, life-threatening crimes are taking place.

    5 years is probably not enough. His case sounds familiar - the guy living in Eureka who killed two unsuspecting kids and thew their bodies in a mine shaft. Orin Hatch bemoaned how the system failed us. Don't let this happen again. Utah's AG office is busy losing white collar cases and settling serious violent crime cases. This is not OK.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Aug. 28, 2018 1:24 p.m.

    Lock him up and throw away the key.