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Sodomy on a Child

In this country, sex crimes involving children are taken very seriously. Furthermore, crimes involving rape and sexual assault are some of the most serious allegations a person may face. More specifically, sodomy upon a child charges are some of the most damaging offenses.
The mere appearance of improper conduct with a child can scar an individual for life. A person’s reputation, career, and freedom are all in jeopardy when a conviction is on the line.   
While a defense can be built for your case, it is imperative to start preparing as soon as possible.

Salt Lake City Defense Attorney

Whether you have been accused of sodomy on a child, rape, or another sexually motivated crime, Susanne Gustin can help. She will work to protect your rights, and to develop a strategy fit to your circumstances.
Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 to schedule your free consultation to discuss your charges.

Sodomy on a Child Information Center


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Sodomy on a Child Defined

Utah code §76-5-403.1 provides that a person commits sodomy on a child when he or she performs any sexual act, involving genitals or anus of the actor or child, or the mouth of either party, on a child under the age of 14.


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Penalties for Charges regarding Sodomy on a Child

If convicted of sodomy on a child, a defendant may face a minimum of 25 years to life in jail. This excludes the possibility of parole in the event of a previous sexual crime conviction, or if during the act, the defendant caused serious bodily injury to another.


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Special Relationships with the Victim

If you have a "special relationship" (father, coach, teacher, uncle, etc.) with the alleged victim, you could be charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child as well as sodomy upon a child.
These sex offenses are very serious and require the attention of a lawyer who has defended them before. 


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Utah Resources for Sex Crimes Against Children

Darkness to Light- This organization provides a resource for survivors of childhood sexual assault and abuse. It also provides information on the sex offender registry, and statistics and sexual abuse.
Prevent Child Abuse Utah- This organization provides child care referrals, emergency hotlines, and other support for child abuse prevention and education.

Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law Salt Lake County Sodomy on a Child Defense Attorney

Take advantage of your free consultation with Susanne Gustin. She will examine your case with you, and explain your options. Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 to schedule an appointment.
Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law services clients in Salt Lake City, Davis County, Layton, and several surrounding counties.


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