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Court documents reveal new details about man accused of sex crimes

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Connor Hammond appears in a March court hearing in Madison County. | Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com

REXBURG — A man accused of multiple sex crimes involving a teenage girl remains in the Madison County Jail as more details have been released about his alleged crimes.

Connor Hammond, 21, was charged in February with rape where the victim is under 16 years old and four felony charges of lewd conduct with a minor.

Connor Hammond | Madison County Sheriff’s Office

An affidavit of probable cause, obtained by EastIdahoNews.com, states that on Feb. 26, Madison County Sheriff deputies pulled up to a car that appeared to be stuck in the snow just outside of Beaver Dick Park.

Hammond was inside the vehicle with a 14-year-old girl and deputies found a used condom wrapper on the floor, according to court documents.

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Investigators began to question the two, but say Hammond and the victim gave conflicting information and kept changing their stories.

After some time, deputies were able to learn that the two had allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse. The victim was taken to Madison Memorial Hospital by her grandfather for a sexual assault exam.

According to documents, Hammond said he knew the girl was only 14. He initially denied that he had done anything wrong but admitted that he and victim had several previous sexual encounters.

Hammond is from Oregon and was attending Brigham Young University-Idaho at the time of the alleged crimes. He was arraigned on April 1 and a jury trial is scheduled for July 17. He remains in the Madison County Jail on $200,000 bail.

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