Utah State University wrestler David S. Zuniga has been bound over for trial in 1st District Court on charges stemming from an April 8 sexual assault on a 19-year-old Logan woman.

Following a preliminary hearing Friday, 1st Circuit Judge Robert Daines said sufficient evidence exists to try the 20-year-old Worland, Wyo., native on felony charges of rape, forcible sodomy and burglary.However, Daines dismissed a misdemeanor charge of intoxication.

Zuniga, a two-year member of the USU wrestling team, was arrested April 8 several hours after the victim was assaulted in her apartment.

The woman testified that she was alone when she was awakened about 3 a.m. and found a man standing by her bed.

"When he started to kiss me and make other advances, I protested and told him to leave and kept trying to push him off. He's pretty heavy and held my hands in back of me," she said.

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After he left, she called a friend and then went to Logan Regional Hospital, which notified police.

Defense attorney Robert McRae was going to put Zuniga on the stand to "give his version," but when told by the judge his testimony could be used against him later, the attorney decided against it.

Zuniga is free on $15,000 bail.

No trial date was set, but Zuniga is expected to be arraigned within the next two weeks in district court.

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