OGDEN -- A trial date has been set in 2nd District Court for a 42-year-old man accused of groping two women on the same night.
The incidents occurred on Sept. 5, 2010, but two counts of forcible sexual abuse were not filed against Jared Woolsey until April 15, according to court records. The delay came in waiting on the results of DNA testing.
The events transpired at a party hosted by a co-worker of Woolsey's wife in West Haven, said Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Doug Coleman, head of the detective division that investigated the case.
"The obligatory copious amounts of alcohol were consumed," he said.
The alleged offenses came as the party was winding down, Coleman said, with one victim having retired to bed with her boyfriend and the other on the verge of passing out from alcohol consumption.
The woman in bed was awakened by the assault, Coleman said, as was the boyfriend who was with her. The other sexual offense occurred in a bathroom.
The day after the party, both women were examined by nurses at the Northern Utah Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners facility in South Ogden, where samples from sex offense victims are collected for testing in a lab.
The case includes what police call "touch DNA," Coleman said, meaning samples other than the typical fluids tested, such as skin tissue that has sloughed off the surface.
The two second-degree felony charges against Woolsey carry potential prison terms of one to 15 years each.
Woolsey has pleaded innocent to both charges.
Second District Judge Michael DiReda will sit for the trial Feb. 6-8.