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Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child

A sexual abuse of a child charge can be raised to a first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child charge if certain factors are present in the case.

Being in a "position of trust" with the alleged victim or the presence of other aggravating circumstances can lead to mandatory prison sentences and the requirement of registering as a sex offender in Utah for life.

If you are facing these charges, it is imperative to seek out a skilled and dedicated lawyer who can provide you with focused representation while protecting your freedom.


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Salt Lake City Attorney

Susanne Gustin is a trial lawyer with more than 24 years of criminal defense experience. If you have questions regarding charges of sexual abuse of a child, call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814. She will work with you to build a solid defense to the prosecution's claims. Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law accepts clients in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.


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Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child Information Center


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Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child Defined

Utah Code §76-5-404.1 states that an individual is guilty of aggravated sexual abuse of a child when he touches a child in a sexual way or makes a child commit indecent acts to the actor with intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain, or to arouse.


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Legal Consequences of Conviction

Aggravated sexual abuse on a child is a serious act punishable as a first-degree felony and 15 years to life in prison.

Additionally, these penalties can result in life without parole if the trier of fact finds that the defendant caused serious bodily injury to another during the act, or if the defendant was previously convicted of a grievous sexual offense.


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Resources for More Information

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse- This is a source providing sources for counseling and support groups for adult victims of sexual abuse counseling.
Dove Center- This organization provides counseling, shelter, and advocacy for victims of rape and sexual assault.


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Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law Salt Lake County Defense Attorney

Are you facing charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child? If so, you need a lawyer and criminal defense attorney who knows how to negotiate and has a lot of trial experience.

If you are under investigation or have been arrested, the prosecution is already working on your case — you should too. Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 for skilled help staying out of jail and off of the sex offender registry.

Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law accepts inquiries from Salt Lake County, Davis County, and surrounding cities.


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