Logan man pleads guilty to tape-tied woman and raped her – Cache Valley Daily
Booking photo for Conner Isaac Clifford (Courtesy Cache County Jail)
LOGAN – A 28-year-old man from Logan has admitted to being charged with tape-tied up and raping a woman almost two years ago. Conner I. Clifford waived his fair trial rights and accepted a plea deal for lesser charges.
Court records show Clifford appeared in 1st District court Monday afternoon for a pre-trial conference. He pleaded guilty to two counts of forced sexual abuse and one count of attempted rape of an object, all of which turned into second degree crimes. As part of the plea deal, prosecutors dropped one remaining charge.
In October 2019, Cache County Sheriff’s Deputies received a rape call. The victim explained how Clifford used electrical tape to tie his hands behind his back. He then put a rag in his mouth, and more duct tape around his head to stifle his voice.
The woman said Clifford, an acquaintance she met online, then raped her without her consent.
The victim, who lives in California, then testified at a preliminary hearing, how she met Clifford on social media. The two had a consensual relationship, which led her to surrender to Logan after he bought her a plane ticket.
The woman explained that even though she agreed to have sex with Clifford, he went too far.
Clifford has no criminal history and will be sentenced in October. He faces up to 15 years in prison.