Twin Falls man convicted in UI student rape case

Published On: Mar 22 2013 03:50:54 PM PDT
MOSCOW, Idaho -

A Latah County jury has found a Twin Falls man guilty of raping a University of Idaho student.

A jury returned the guilty verdict against Jesse Veirstra, 20, Friday morning.

Vierstra, who is not a University of Idaho student, sexually assaulted the 18-year-old victim outside a fraternity house last October. 

The jury deliberated for about four hours after getting the case Thursday following three days of testimony in the trial, which began last Monday.

A sentencing date has not been set, but Vierstra could face up to life in prison.