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USU Football Player Accused Of Burglary, Sexual Assault Granted Release From Jail

A man accused of breaking into USU dorms and sexually assaulting a resident was granted release from jail on Monday.

Ismael Kalani Vaifo’ou, 22, appeared in 1st District Court via video conference call from the Cache County Jail. During his appearance, Judge Angela Fonnesbeck denied the prosecutors’ motion for detention and ordered Vaifoou released on pretrial supervision.


Fonnesbeck ordered that Vaifo’ou be banned from any Utah State University campus, to reside with his family outside of Cache Valley and to be tracked by an ankle monitor with additional conditions of release. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.