Former BYU student gets probation and fine for groping three Provo women

Former BYU student Jacob Scott Hansen was sentenced to serve three years of probation after groping three women who were jogging or walking on or near BYU campus. (BYU Police)

A former BYU student charged with groping multiple women earlier this year was sentenced on Monday to three years probation and a $919 fine after pleading guilty in three separate cases in August.

Jacob Scott Hansen, 26, was arrested on March 30. Hansen pled guilty in 4th District Court on Aug. 9 to three charges of sexual battery, a class A misdemeanor. Probation was assigned for the sentence in two of the cases and the fine was assessed in the third.

Over the weekend of March 27 and 28, Hansen groped three women who were walking or jogging on or near the BYU campus.

According to court documents, Hansen grabbed the buttocks of two women on March 27. One victim was jogging at the time of the incident. The other victim was walking on campus and had a witness present at the time of the incident. On March 28, Hansen grabbed a woman from behind while walking near 600 North and 500 East, grazing her breasts and causing her to “feel violated,” the documents said.

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