'The most horrendous of crimes': 16-year-old sentenced in violent assault, rape of jogger

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  • mercy Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 2:00 p.m.

    First of all I use to think people changed, but this is definitely in this males DNA and he needs to spend a lot of time in prison where he can get treatment and medication. I feel for the sweet lady this happened to because I know she wants to forget and move on but it will be difficult. We are spiritual beings in a physical body and she won't be able to just move on. If you are reading this and this happened to you, make it your life's purpose to help others recover from rape and assault. Your husband had the better idea punish him to the full extent of the law. It's all this perpetrator can understand

  • Bundysupporter Park City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 1:13 p.m.

    This is simply a mild side effect of cultural diversity. It's worth it in the end and we should all get used to it.

  • Evans Georgia Evans, GA
    Sept. 12, 2018 10:39 a.m.

    Prosecutors in Utah sure seem to agree to plea agreements that overly benefit criminals. Time to change that before Utah becomes Vermont!

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 10:10 a.m.

    Attempted murder...and rape. 25 years minimum.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 9:53 a.m.

    @ Big Bubba

    IMHO...Seldom if ever.

    If anyone knew a person with this record was living next door, how would you respond?

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 8:21 a.m.

    I really wish our prosecutors would stop pleading everything down. If you have evidence for the charge then the charge should be prosecuted. If you dont then dont bring the charge.

    I also think this guy should never get out of prison. This was attempted aggravated murder. This is not something any sane person could ever do.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 11:31 p.m.

    We have to learn everything we can about why so many young people are committing so many horrific crimes. We can't prevent them if we don't fully understand them. He needs to be locked up for a long time with opportunity for full rehabilitation to determine if he can safely be returned to society.

  • Harrison Bergeron Holladay , UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 9:38 p.m.

    '…the teen revealed ahead of sentencing he had grown tired of "numerous altercations" in his home…skipping class during that period of time to meet up with others in parks and do drugs...'

    Although small and somewhat vague, I appreciate the DN for reporting this bit of information. We are seeing young people commit some of the most horrific crimes imaginable. We need to start looking for common threads. From this we have at least two data points: violence at home and drugs.

    Society needs journalists to do in-depth investigative reporting on these violent child-criminals. They should ask everyone everything and lay it out there. We need more people to have eyes on this problem. Somehow our society has become toxic to kids - young boys especially. Shine a light on it.

  • Million Riverton, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 5:17 p.m.

    A typical case where they are sorry they got caught. His comments seem pretty hollow. Needs a long period of detention.

  • Bigger Bubba Herriman, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 3:55 p.m.

    Can someone who commits a terrible crime like this can be re-integrated into society without harming someone else?