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Terrell Perriman charged with 8 felony counts in amended charges, dismissed from football program

By Josh Furlong, KSL.com | Updated - Feb. 21, 2020 at 6:01 p.m. | Posted - Feb. 21, 2020 at 2:25 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly a month after University of Utah football player Terrell Perriman was charged for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, more charges have been filed against him in separate incidents.

On Friday, Salt Lake County prosecutors amended Perriman's previous two felony charges to include six more felony charges in incidents dating back as far as 2018, according to court documents.

Perriman, 20, now faces eight felony charges, including three counts of rape, a first-degree felony; two counts of forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony; burglary, a second-degree felony; forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony; and aggravated kidnapping, a third-degree felony.

Witnesses told police that Perriman was with a female, whose age was not disclosed, at her residence in October or November of 2018. The two were sitting on her bed when Perriman told the woman to perform a sex act on him, according to court documents. The woman told him no multiple times, but Perriman grabbed her and eventually forced her to perform a sex act, the report states.

A month later, Perriman contacted the woman to borrow a condom. When he knocked on the door of her residence, she opened the door slightly, the report states, and handed him the condom. But Perriman pushed his way into the residence and into her room. He told her he wanted to have sex with her and put on the condom. She told him no, but he forced her to perform a sex act instead, court documents said.

In a separate incident, Perriman texted a woman on Jan. 21, 2020 to come over to his apartment. The woman said she was hesitant, but he told her his roommate would be home, the report states. When she arrived, he took her to his room and shut the door. He asked the woman when she was going to stop “teasing” him and asked to have sex with her, court documents say.

The woman said she didn’t want to have sex, but Perriman tried to remove her leggings while she held them up, the report states. Perriman pulled her toward him and removed her leggings and underwear and then raped her, saying “see you’re fine,” according to the court documents.

Perriman was previously arrested for the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl he met on Instagram on Jan. 23, 2020.

Late Friday, Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham announced that Perriman has been dismissed from the program.

“He was suspended indefinitely when we initially became aware of the incident that led to his arrest,” Whittingham said in a statement. “At that time we said we would monitor the situation as it moved through the legal process. Today we were made aware of additional charges that led to our decision to dismiss him.

“Because of the ongoing legal process, and with Terrell no longer a part of our program, we will have no further comments regarding the situation.”

Perriman remains at the Salt Lake County Jail on $750,000 bail. A bond hearing was set for March 2 before the amended charges were filed Friday. On Tuesday, Perriman’s attorney asked the court to lower Perriman’s bail money.

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