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Charges: Tooele man drugged, raped woman over 2 weeks

Casey Ray Nielsen
Casey Ray Nielsen
Tooele County Sheriff's Office

TOOELE — Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against a Tooele man accused of drugging, raping and kidnapping a woman for approximately two weeks.

Casey Ray "Ogre" Nielsen, 36, is charged in 3rd District Court with aggravated kidnapping, rape, and aggravated sexual assault, all first-degree felonies, as well as possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony, and and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.

On Nov. 21, a 22-year-old woman claimed a pillowcase was placed over her head, her hands were tied with a rope and she was taken to a room inside a Tooele house, according to charging documents.

Over the next few days, Nielsen gave the woman "several injections of an unknown substance," causing her to not remember what happened next, the charges state. When she woke up, police say there was evidence she had been raped.

A search warrant affidavit further states that "Ogre would bring her an orange bucket when she needed to urinate and Ogre would then dump her urine outside," and that "Ogre gave her several injections of unknown drugs into her arms and one into her left ankle. The victim stated after Ogre would inject her with the unknown drugs and she would pass out. The victim stated before she passed out Ogre would take her pants off and underwear off."

On Dec. 6, while driving in Nielsen's truck, the woman reached over and pulled the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to crash, the charges state. She then got out of the truck and ran.

In 2016, Nielsen was charged in two other similar cases for allegedly kidnapping and raping women.

In one case, a woman claimed she was held captive for a couple of weeks at the same house as the current victim before escaping, according to charging documents. Nielsen pleaded guilty in that case to being a restricted person in possession of a firearm and felony drug possession in exchange for the kidnapping charge being dropped. He was given a suspended prison sentence, according to court records.

Earlier that same year, Nielsen was charged in another case with aggravated kidnapping and object rape of a woman. The state later dismissed the case due to "evidentiary concerns," according to court records. The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office said the alleged victim in that case moved out of state and stopped contacting prosecutors.