Witness for defense in Torrey Green rape trial describes defendant as ‘gentlemanly’

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BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The defense team for the former Utah State University linebacker accused of raping multiple women called one woman to the stand who also dated Torrey Green. 

Anna Cordova testified Green never forced her to do anything that made her uncomfortable. 

“How would you describe the way he treated you?,” asked defense attorney Skye Lazaro. “Gentlemanly,” replied the witness. 

She said the two decided mutually to not pursue a relationship with one another, but to remain friends. 

Another witness worked with one of the alleged victims. She testified she was talking about dating with the alleged victim, who talked about the size of Green’s genitals in a “lighthearted” manner. The defense all morning began its work to debunk the state’s case that his encounters with the six women who testified against him were consensual. 

Lazaro also called a Logan police detective to the stand to ask him about his line of questioning one of the victims during the initial investigation. During a recorded phone call played in court, the detective was sitting next to the alleged victim as she confronted Green via telephone. The detective instructed her to ask him if what they had was a “one night stand.” The defense used this line of questioning to establish doubt among jurors that the encounter wasn’t consensual. 

The defense also called into question why investigators were reluctant to file charges when that victim filed her report. The detective testified they revisited the case after a report in a local newspaper was released about women who were accusing Green of rape. 

Testimony ended early Monday. The defense is expected to rest its case Tuesday or Wednesday. 

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