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Former USU Linebacker, Torrey Green Gets Max Sentence, 26 Years to Life in Rape Cases

Mar 27, 2019, 6:11 PM | Updated: 9:41 pm

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – Offering a tearful statement at the podium, former Utah State University linebacker, Torrey Green portrayed himself as being wrongfully accused, in the rapes and sexual assault of six women.

 

“I’m horrified by the way these women described my encounter with them,” Green said. “and (I’m) horrified that they accuse me of taking their freedoms away in such a violating way.”

 

Moments before, Green’s mother, Ledora Green addressed the court, defending her son, the 2nd oldest of eleven children, raised in a religious, Christian household, in Rubidoux, California.

 

“He has dreams just like any child. Dreams that have been shattered because of this,” Ledora Green said. “Torrey is not a threat to anyone. He did no harm to any of those girls. Your honor, my son is a loving young man. Everybody knows that.”

Ledora Green

 

Rather than showing remorse, Green showed regret for departing from his religious beliefs.

 

“In the heat of the moment, it went too far religiously, not legally,” Green said. “I did not break the law. I am not a monster. I am not a monster, as I have been depicted.”

 

Insisting on his innocence however, did not play well in court for Green.

 

“His history, his character show the court that he is in fact a serial rapist,” Prosecutor, Spencer Walsh later said. “Based on the zero accountability that he has taken, the state is making a recommendation that all eight of these convictions run consecutive to one another.”

 

Judge Brian Cannell agreed. Green was sentenced five consecutive sentences of five years to life, with an additional year for a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery. Three of his survivors confronted him in the hearing, depicting what they, prosecutors, a jury, and the judge all agree is the real story.

 

“His first question wasn’t to see if I was okay, but to ask if I was going to tell anyone,” One survivor said, later turning to face Green. “Well guess what Torrey? I did tell someone, and I am here with your other survivors to say something: your actions will now make as much of a difference in your life, as they have mine.”

 

“I am no longer afraid of you,” Another survivor stated. “You should be the one who’s ashamed.”

 

Outside of the courtroom, two of the survivors shared their appreciation for being heard, and believed.

 

“We can finally start healing, and that’s huge,” one said. “I think there was justice served today for each and everyone of us, individually,” the other added.

 

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Former USU Linebacker, Torrey Green Gets Max Sentence, 26 Years to Life in Rape Cases