An Idaho Falls teenager is being charged as an adult for rape after admitting to police that he raped a girl more than a year ago.
Thana Colin Singarajah Jr., 16, told police he had intercourse with a 13-year-old girl despite her repeatedly telling him to stop. The victim, now 14, told her family about the incident on June 4, and her family contacted police.
According to an Idaho Falls Police Department report, the victim went to the home of a friend of Singarajah’s on June 30, 2017. She was accompanied by a friend, but told police he left shortly after arriving.
Singarajah told police the victim gave him permission to touch her, and he interpreted it as permission to have sex with her. He said during sex the victim began crying and would not look at him, so he stopped. Singarajah told police the victim did not resist.
Singarajah failed a polygraph examination, then said he had not been truthful during his first explanation of events. Singarajah said he forced the victim to have sex despite her saying “no” several times. He told a detective he was scared when the victim started crying, and stopped so she could go to the bathroom. Singarajah later told police his friend who lived at the residence told him the victim was saying she was raped.
Singarajah was charged with rape where the victim’s resistance is overcome by force or violence, punishable with up to life in prison. His bond was set at $50,000 and a no-contact order was issued between Singarajah and the victim.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Bonneville County Courthouse.