Republican GOP Activist Accused of Raping Five Women Out On Bail

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I am posting this story because I can not understand how in the world a judge would allow someone to get out on bail of any amount after being accused of raping five women. For the safety of us all, it would make sense to have him wait until his court date, to determine whether he is guilty or not before allowing him to walk the street. The media report that I gather from Fox 13 did not indicate that he had any house arrest or other conditions. Bail was set and he was released.

ORIGINAL STORY BELOW:

SALT LAKE CITY – A Republican activist accused of sexually assaulting at least four women bailed out of jail late Friday night.

Greg Peterson, 37, walked out of the Salt Lake County Jail accompanied by a bail bondsman. He refused to answer questions about the case, except when asked by FOX 13′s Ben Winslow if he would tell his side of the story. Peterson answered cryptically: “We will” and kept walking.

His bail had been set by a judge at $2 million, despite arguments by his attorneys that amount was excessive. It was unclear late Friday if Peterson had posted the full $2 million or a $200,000 bondable amount.

Peterson is facing more than two dozen charges, accused of sexually assaulting four women in Salt Lake County. He is also accused of sexually assaulting at least one woman in Wasatch County.

At a preliminary hearing, two of the women claimed they met Peterson on an online LDS-themed dating site. They said Peterson convinced them to allow him into their homes, where he pushed himself on them and groped them aggressively.

A third woman says Peterson threatened to report her expired visa if she ran. She says he allegedly touched her at a movie theater and, on another occasion, allegedly took her to his cabin near Heber and sexually assaulted her multiple times over several days.

Peterson’s Heber cabin has been the scene of GOP fundraisers involving some of Utah’s biggest political names.

Peterson had been in the Salt Lake County Jail ever since his arrest in July. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 2.

Fox 13 News Salt Lake City

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One Response to Republican GOP Activist Accused of Raping Five Women Out On Bail

  1. When asked if Peterson’s suicide was an admission of guilt, Wasatch County Attorney Scott Sweat said, “Let everyone make up their minds about that.” Peterson’s alleged victims reportedly are shocked and relieved at the news of his death. Peterson allegedly used guns, threats, and physical violence to control the women.

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