SALT LAKE CITY — A well-known Utah Latino activist who has been accused of assaulting a woman won’t respond to the allegation but says his side of the story has not been told.
Tony Yapias, who directs the advocacy group Proyecto Latino De Utah, held a press conference in Salt Lake City on Monday after he was arrested Monday and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on the charge of first-degree felony rape.
According to court documents, Yapias is accused of raping a woman who had ended a romantic involvement with him.
Yapias says he has confidence in the legal system and his side of the story will come out.
No initial court date has been set in his case.