Ogden man sentenced on rape charge after victim asks judge for prison sentence

Friday , March 23, 2018 - 5:07 PM

OGDEN — An Ogden man was given a prison sentence after pleading guilty to a rape charge in February. 

Brady Clair Lee, 34, will spend at least the next five years in the state prison and will have to pay more than $3,000 in restitution. 

Lee pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree felony rape on Feb. 9.

In return for his plea, four felony charges against Lee were dropped: aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony; and two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both second-degree felonies. 

Lee appeared in Ogden’s 2nd District Court Friday afternoon with his attorney, Ryan Bushell, who requested that Judge Ernie Jones give his client probation instead of jail time. 

Instead, Jones said that Lee did not take responsibility for the rape, which is a requirement for the treatment that accompanies probation. Jones referenced a recording made during the attack by the victim and said: “this is why the Legislature has made rape a first-degree felony.”

Brady Clair Lee, of Ogden, charged with kidnapping, rape and forcible sexual abuse

Brady Clair Lee charged with possession of firearms

The victim of the attack spoke in court, surrounded by family and friends. 

The woman described Lee as a “narcissist” and said she still suffers from the trauma inflicted from the attack. At the end of her statement, she asked Jones to give Lee prison time. 

“He will not stop,” she said to the judge. “Please let me be his last victim.”

It is the Standard-Examiner’s policy not to identify victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence.

Friends of Lee and people who claimed to be victims of other crimes committed by Lee were in court for the hearing but were not given an opportunity to speak. 

Lee will be transferred to the Utah State Prison to serve his sentence. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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