- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former Utah State University fraternity brother accused of sexually assaulting two women has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

Court records show that 27-year-old Jason Relopez took a plea deal Tuesday shortly before his trial date.

He is facing at least a year in jail after pleading guilty to attempted rape and attempted forcible sexual abuse.

Sentencing was set for March 29.

Prosecutors say he raped a 19-year-old woman multiple times. A second woman, age 20, testified during an evidence hearing that she had been doing homework with Relopez when they started making out. She said she told him she didn’t want to have sex but he raped her.

The Associated Press generally does not name people who make allegations of sexual assault.

A lawyer for Relopez didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

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