Provo • A Provo man has been jailed pending sentencing after being convicted of sex crimes accusing him of falsely claiming to be a medical professional conducting anatomy research on women contacted through advertising.
Jury verdicts Friday convicted 36-year-old Borzin Mottaghian of two counts each of object rape, sexual battery and attempted sexual battery in verdicts that prosecutor Carl Hollan said enable the two victims “to see some justice.”
Mottaghian had been free but wearing an ankle bracelet before and during his trial but he was taken into custody following the verdicts. His sentencing is scheduled Feb. 4.
The Daily Herald reports that the rape convictions carry a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life.
Defense attorney Scott Williams argued during the trial that because the women responded to a Craigslist ad asking for volunteers for medical purposes, what happened in the Provo office was consensual.