Former BYU student charged with six counts of forcible sexual abuse


A former BYU student was charged and booked into jail on six counts of sex abuse felonies last week.

Antonio Rubalcaba Lacy of Monterey, Calif., was charged with fondling two roommates while they were sleeping, one between Oct. 1 and 15, 2011, and the other between Jan. 7 and 21, 2012, while living in on-campus housing. Charges were filed on Monday Jan. 23, with Lacy being booked into the Utah County Jail and released on the 25th, according to court and jail documents.

Lt. Arnold Lemmon of the BYU Police Department said they were contacted Saturday, Jan. 21, at about 6:30 p.m. by an RA of one of the victims. Two officers were dispatched, who interviewed both victims and the suspect. It was decided that the suspect was not a flight risk or a serious threat, so the information was compiled and sent to the county attorney’s office for formal charges to be filed.

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Antonio Rubalcaba Lacy
Lacy gave a verbal and handwritten confession after meeting with his LDS bishop, according to the probable cause statement filed by the Utah County Attorney in 4th District Court.

He has since withdrawn from BYU, according to BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins.

Lacy has also returned home to California, said Lt. Lemmon.

According to Lacy’s Facebook page, he graduated from Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Wash.,  in 2011, though his hometown was listed as Monterey, Calif. He was also listed as being a pre-med student.

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