Sex Crimes

Utah County man accused of raping 15-year-old

Romantic relationships can be complicated and there can be a lot of he said-she said when things go wrong. Sometimes accusations of criminal activity can result from private interactions. However, being in a relationship does not shelter people from criminal consequences should people cross a line. Recently, a 26-year-old man from Utah County was arrested …

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How long is a person on the sex offender registry in Utah?

Those accused of sex crimes in Utah may be worried about the sex offender registry. The sex offender registry requires those convicted of certain sex crimes to register themselves. This registry contains information about the person and the person’s criminal history and releases that information to the public. Additionally, those on the registry have restricted …

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Man accused of sex crimes asks Utah court to change venue

Sex crimes are often subject to aggressive prosecution in Utah. Because of the nature of the crimes, people are often harshly judged from the moment allegations of sex crimes arise. Prosecutors want to take these crimes seriously and are often willing to “throw the book at” those accused of sex crimes. Furthermore, the local and …

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Sex crimes charges are very serious – is the jury impartial?

When someone is accused of a serious crime, the details matter and it’s crucial to separate facts from feelings. But when it comes to defending individuals accused of sex crimes, defense attorneys must work very hard to make sure that the jury can both hear and listen to the facts of the case before rendering …

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Utah teacher pleads not guilty to allegations of raping student

There are many laws in this country that were established in an effort to protect children. Similarly, there are many laws in place that harshly punish those who are accused of harming a child in some way. While most of the time the line between appropriate behavior and inappropriate behavior is clear, there are some …

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Truck driver’s sodomy conviction reversed based on trial errors

A Utah appeals court recently overturned the conviction of a Wisconsin-based long-haul trucker. The 32-year-old trucker was accused of a having oral sex with a 16-year-old girl when he was staying at her parents’ house during a long haul. The trucker was ultimately convicted of two counts of forcible sodomy, but an appeals court recently …

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