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Former BYU student gets jail for fondling sleeping roommate

Published October 4, 2012 4:32 pm
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A former Brigham Young University student has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for touching the genitals of his sleeping roommate.

Last October, BYU police began investigating Antonio Rubalcaba Lacy after a roommate in the Mormon-owned university's Wymount student housing complained Lacy had repeatedly touched his genitals while he slept. A former roommate later came forward with a similar allegation.

"After meeting with his [Mormon] bishop for two hours, the defendant issued a verbal and handwritten confession to engaging in each of these acts for 'sexual stimulation,' " a deputy Utah County prosecutor wrote in a probable cause statement.

Lacy, who turned 19 last month, pleaded guilty in June to three counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse. Three other identical counts were dismissed.

On Thursday, 4th District Judge James Taylor sentenced Lacy to jail and 36 months probation. The teen must also undergo a psychosexual evaluation.


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