FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2016
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Salt Lake City, UT -- The
Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office filed three First Degree Felony
charges today against Osa Chad Masina. The District Attorney’s Office
charged Mr. Masina, 19, with one count of Rape and two counts of Forcible
Sodomy for allegations related to a July 25, 2016 incident in Salt Lake County.
As outlined in more detail
in the attached Statement of Probable Cause, it is alleged that Mr. Masina
raped and forcibly sodomized a nineteen-year-old woman.
Each First Degree Felony
charge is punishable by a maximum sentence of up to life in prison. The
Court issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Masina for $250,000.
All persons accused of a
crime are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of
The District Attorney's Office expresses its
appreciation for the diligent and professional efforts of Cottonwood Heights
Police Department and Robbie Russo, Chief of Police.
35 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone 385.468.7600 ∙ Fax 385.468.7736 ∙ slco.org/district-attorney