Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 19, 2013
Tooele man will spend weekends in jail for raping his wife in 2011

Editor’s note: The Transcript-Bulletin’s policy is not to identify victims of sexual assault whenever possible. However, the victim in this case has requested that her relationship with the convicted be specified at the time of the assaults.


A Tooele man will spend his weekends in jail until next spring for raping his then-wife in 2011.

Chad Torgensen, 41, was sentenced Tuesday to 51 days in jail, with credit for one day of previous incarceration, to be served from Friday night to Sunday night for the next 25 weekends in the Tooele County Detention Center.

Torgensen was also sentenced to two suspended terms of up to five years in the Utah State Prison, as well as three years of probation, for two third-degree felony aggravated assault charges.

In Aug. 2011, Torgensen sexually abused his then-wife on two occasions. On the first, he had sex with her without her consent while assaulting and insulting her. On the second occasion, six days later, he raped her with objects. The woman filed for divorce later that year.

In February, Torgensen was initially charged with rape and object rape, both first-degree felonies, but as part of a plea agreement, he pleaded to the two third-degree felonies in July.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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