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Sandy man sent to prison in kidnapping case; trial ordered on new charges

Vratislav Roger Bilek, 62.
Vratislav Roger Bilek, 62.
Salt Lake County Jail

WEST JORDAN — A Sandy man accused of violently holding two women against their will in his home has been sentenced to prison for violating probation, while a trial has been ordered on new charges that he took explicit photos of an unconscious third woman while she was staying with him.

Vratislav Roger Bilek, 62, was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison for violating probation after pleading no contest in December to kidnapping, a second-degree felony.

Bilek had originally faced 11 felony charges and one misdemeanor alleging he held two women against their will in his home in two separate instances in 2014 and violently assaulted them. The case fell apart and the bulk of the charges were dismissed after the two women stopped cooperating with police and eventually disappeared.

Bilek was originally charged in that case in September 2014 after a woman — naked and injured — ran to one of Bilek's neighbors and reported she had just escaped after being held against her will, assaulted and raped in the Sandy home, 563 Fruitwood Lane (10805 South), after he had offered her a place to stay.

A week later Bilek was charged in a second case after another woman who had just begun renting a room in the house reported a similar experience with the man she knew as "Roger."

In exchange for his plea to the single kidnapping charge, Bilek was released from jail Dec. 23 and placed on a strict five-year probation.

Bilek's probation mandated random drug testing, prohibition of alcohol, substance abuse treatment and a ban on overnight female guests. Third District Judge Bruce Lubeck ruled Friday that Bilek had violated those terms after an agent from Adult Probation and Parole visited Bilek at the extended-stay motel where he was staying on Feb. 2 and found a 21-year-old woman sitting on his bed and methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the room.

The agent's findings also prompted new charges against Bilek after a search of his cellphone revealed 180 photos and eight videos of the woman, unconscious and often naked. Bilek was allegedly seen posing naked with the woman in some of the images, according to charging documents.

A time stamp on the first image indicated it was taken early on Jan. 31, less than 12 hours after Bilek paid the woman's $360 bail. The last photo was taken the morning of the agent's inspection. The woman reported she was unaware any photos or videos had been taken.

Bilek was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges of forcible sexual abuse and distribution of a controlled substance, second-degree felonies; two counts of voyeurism, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.

Arraignment is set for April 5.

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