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Rape of a Child

The charge of child rape carries extremely hefty penalties — mandatory sentencing that can range from 25 years-to-life in prison and registering as a sex offender for life.
Having an attorney in your corner who has dealt with these situations before is critical to your freedom. An experienced lawyer can answer difficult questions and guide you through the judicial process.

Salt Lake City Defense Attorney

A conviction for rape of a child can ruin the life of the accused and his or her family. It is important to consult an experienced sex crime defense lawyer as soon as an accusation arises. An experienced rape defense lawyer will thoroughly examine the evidence against you and develop the strongest defense strategy on your behalf.

Susanne Gustin is an experienced sex crime lawyer. For over 24 years, she has strongly and zealously advocated for individuals falsely accused of sex crimes against children, including rape of a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, sodomy of a child, and statutory rape.

From the initial consultation, she will listen to all the facts of your case and thoroughly explain all of your legal options. Contact Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 or submit an online form to schedule a completely confidential consultation.

For over 2 decades Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law has defended individuals throughout Utah, including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Clearfield, Riverton, and surrounding areas.

Rape of a Child Information Center


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Rape of a Child

Utah Code §76-5-402.1 states a person commits rape of a child when he or she has sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 14.


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Penalties of Rape of Child Conviction

Rape of a child is a first-degree felony punishable by a minimum of 25 years in prison. This penalty is lifted to life without parole if the trier of fact finds that the defendant committed serious bodily injury to another during the act.

Also, the possibility of parole is removed if at the time of the rape, the defendant was previously convicted of a grievous sexual offense.


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Examining Witnesses

When it comes to child rape cases, social workers and other investigators can easily plant ideas in a child's mind without meaning to.

Children are very susceptible and nervous in the courtroom, making it all the more crucial to have an attorney who has been there before and knows how to handle the situation. Susanne Gustin has the experience and skill to cross-examine children in the courtroom without offending the jury and protecting your interests.


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Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law Salt Lake County Rape of a Child Defense Lawyer

An accusation of child rape can be devastating and overwhelming. It is important to consult compassionate, competent, and experienced legal counsel immediately. An experienced sex crimes defense attorney will have the knowledge and skills to build the strongest defense possible based on your unique circumstances.

Susanne Gustin has over 24 years representing individuals charged with crimes against minors, including rape of a child, sodomy of a child, statutory rape, and aggravated sexual abuse of a child. From the initial consultation, Susanne Gustin will explain all of your legal options and the hurdles you will face throughout the judicial process.

Contact Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 to schedule a completely confidential consultation regarding your criminal case.

With an office centrally located in Salt Lake City, Utah Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law, represents clients in Salt Lake and Davis Counties, including West Valley City, West Jordan, Sandy, Taylorsville, Layton, Bountiful, Clearfield, and surrounding cities.


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