Texas Man Admits to Sexual Assault: “I Raped My Best Friend”
A Wichita Falls man has admitted to the police that he sexually assaulted a person he described as his “best friend,” and is currently in jail. Officers responded to a sexual assault report at 1:46 a.m. Sunday, December 20, 2020. They spoke with Jonathan Logue, the admitted assailant, who was visibly upset but willing to talk.
The arrest affidavit details that Logue had previously dated the victim for two years, but they had just been friends during the last year. Logue said that he and the victim had been “hanging out,” and he began to feel unwell. He went upstairs to the victim’s bedroom to “sleep it off.”
After some time passed, the victim went upstairs to check on Mr. Logue, and according to Logue, she laid down next to him on the bed. Logue said that he began touching the victim without her consent and began to sexually assault her.
He told officers that the victim told him to stop “two or three times,” and that when he asked if she wanted him to stop, she nodded “yes.”
During police questioning, Mr. Logue repeated, “I raped my best friend. I just raped my best friend.” While the police read him his rights, he stated further, “I did not stop. I do not know why I did not stop. I was stupid. I continued to touch her.”
The victim has Asperger’s Syndrome, according to the arrest affidavit. Jonathan Logue is being held on a $10,000 bond at Wichita County jail.
Rape Convictions in Texas
Under Texas Penal Code Sec 22.011, sexual assault is a second-degree felony, with certain exceptions. Sexual assault includes penetrating the anus, mouth, or sexual organ of another person without their consent, or causing the sexual organ to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another without consent. In Texas, a second-degree felony on its own is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Penalties may be enhanced with other charges or circumstances, however.
Aggravated sexual assault, under Penal Code Sec. 22.021, is a first-degree felony. This is sexual assault of a more violent nature, involving the bodily injury or threat of such to the victim, the use of a weapon, or kidnapping. It may also include providing illegal substances to the victim or a victim who is elderly or disabled. Aggravated sexual assault is punishable by up to life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
In addition to these consequences, those convicted of certain sexual offenses must register as a sex offender, which requires them to register with the police and to list their address in a publicly available database.
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