Idaho Meteorologist Charged With Rape

By Kevin Eck 

KMVT morning meteorologist John “Jack” Holland has been charged with rape.

Twin Falls Times-News reports Holland is accused of using “force or violence” to restrain and rape a woman in his apartment after a date on Friday night. He was arraigned today in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court. His bail has been set at $10,000.

The woman told police she went to Holland’s apartment for dinner where he “poured the woman a ‘substantial amount of ‘Gentleman Jack’ whisky.” The woman initially told Holland to stop after he “removed the panties she was wearing from under dress,” then took her to his bedroom here he took off her dress.

The woman told police Holland threw a wrapped condom on her chest and “it was from this point on that she knew Holland was going to rape her,” court documents said. She told police she threw the condom back at Holland and told him twice “she did not want to do this,” to which Holland responded he was “pro-condom.”

Holland placed one hand on her throat while attacking her, court documents said. The woman again asked Holland to stop during the attack, which ended when Holland got up, said he was “sorry to disappoint” and told her he was done.

KMVT reports “If found guilty Holland could face 1 year to life in prison and could pay $5000 to $50,000 in fines.”

The woman told police she scratched Holland at one point during the attack “on his upper chest and shoulder area in an attempt to get Holland’s DNA under her fingernails,” court documents said. She also described to police the layout of the apartment, a gray blanket on the couch, Florida State University coasters on the coffee table and a whisky glass that had her lipstick marks on it.

Police obtained a search warrant for Holland’s apartment and early Sunday morning found the blanket, the coasters and the glass with the lipstick, court records said. Police also found a used condom and a receipt from the restaurant that verified the time the woman said she met Holland there.