Man Charged with Rape, Child Porn May Seek Plea Deal

TWIN FALLS • A 19-year-old man who police said used a Facebook account to target his teen rape victims is working on a settlement.

Tyler Lee Torrey was scheduled for a preliminary hearing for Sept. 11 after his attorney requested additional time.

He was originally scheduled for Aug. 21, but his defense attorney Sam Beus requested more time and said they have been working on a settlement. No proposed deal has been added to court records.

Torrey was charged with two counts of rape and one count each of possessing child pornography and solicitation of a crime after he used false information on Facebook to have sex with teenagers, court documents said.

Police met June 18 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center with a girl who said she’d been sexually assaulted.

The girl said Torrey had repeatedly asked her to invite him over through Facebook and she told him she was 16. Torrey said that was OK because he was only 17, court documents said.

Investigators found Torrey also claimed to attend Canyon Ridge High School from 2013 to 2015 on his Facebook account, but in an interview with police July 1 Torrey said he graduated in 2013 from a high school in Lodi, Calif., court documents said.

Another 16-year-old girl told police she messaged Torrey over the phone apps Whisper, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook. The girl said Torrey came over to her house and kept asking for sex until she relented, police said. She was afraid if she said no he would force himself onto her, police said.

 Torrey messaged the girl after his interview with police saying he told police they hadn’t had sex and she should say the same if asked, court documents said.

Police looked through Torrey’s phone and found he had sent sexually explicit messages and pictures to a third 16-year-old girl through Facebook. The pictures showed the two engaged in oral sex, court documents said.

Torrey has a case filed in Jerome County as well, but it is sealed by a judge.

Source: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-charged-with-rape-child-porn-may-seek-plea-deal/article_c15459c0-a8a8-5b1c-9df1-baa8648c2e46.html