Fundraiser for —and soldier in— GOP’s war on women turns the shotgun on himself

Utah GOP Fundraiser Accused Of Rape Commits Suicide
Greg Peterson, center, appears in Fourth District Court in Salt Lake City. July 27,2012.Greg Peterson, center, appears in Fourth District Court in Salt Lake City. July 27,2012.
RYAN J. REILLY OCTOBER 24, 2012, 8:13 AM 13193

A Utah Republican fundraiser charged with sexually assaulting women he met online committed suicide on Tuesday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said Greg Peterson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the very same Heber, Utah cabin where he hosted political events and allegedly raped at least two of his five alleged victims.

Peterson, 37, was facing 25 charges of assault, rape and kidnapping related to attacks on the women. If convicted, Peterson could have been sent to prison for the rest of his life. Peterson was released from jail on Friday after posting $2 million in bond.

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