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Articles and Blog Posts From May 2016

Child Sex Abuse Cases And Psychosexual Examination In Utah

Child Sex Abuse Cases And Psychosexual Examination In Utah Child Sex Abuse and Child Pornography Cases---in Utah, most times I will privately have a client complete a psychosexual examination which determines sexual risk of a defendant.  Can I show that my client is low risk to the public and that he or she is amenable to treatment? I use the top psychosexual examiner in Salt Lake City, Utah to conduct these examinations.  If the report comes back as positive,… Read more

Child Sex Abuse Rates High in Utah

Child Sex Abuse Rates High in Utah Child Sex Abuse Cases in Utah--Recently, KUTV Channel 2 TV reported that Utah ranks number one in child sex abuse cases nationwide.  Does Utah have a bigger problem than other states with child rape, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, child pornography and other child sex offenses? Rod Decker and Larry Curtis pointed out that there were 6,900 child abuse cases in Utah in 2016.  Twenty seven percent… Read more

Child Pornography Cases In Federal And State Courts

Child Pornography Cases In Federal And State Courts Child Pornography sentences in federal court are much more severe than those in Utah state courts.  Each count of possessing child pornography in federal court carries a minimum/mandatory five year sentence.  If you are charged with distribution of child pornography, the sentence becomes even steeper. In state court, a defendant may be charged with 10-18 counts of possessing child pornography (sexual… Read more

Child Sex Abuse: Plea Bargain To Sexual Battery In Utah

Child Sex Abuse Case--What is a favorable plea bargain in a child sex abuse case in Utah.  For aggravated sexual abuse of a child, the punishment is severe, carrying a minimum-mandatory sentence of 6, 10 or 15-to life.   Can these severe punishments be avoided?  One of the best offers that someone can receive who is charged with a child sex offense is a Sexual Battery, a class A misdemeanor.   A Sexual… Read more

15-To-Life Sentence, Aggravated Sexual Abuse Of A Child In Utah

Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child Sentence--the presumptive sentence for someone convicted of Aggravated Sexual abuse of a Child in Utah is 15 years-to-life. Judges often deviate from this presumption, but they must consider mitigating circumstances in order to do so.   Some of the mitigating circumstances a judge may consider when departing from that sentence are an offender's acceptance of responsibility… Read more

Child Pornography Investigation In Utah

Child Pornography Investigation--what should you expect if you are being investigated for possessing child pornography?  It will probably start with a knock at the door by law enforcement informing you that they have a warrant to search your phone, computers, etc. for child pornography.  Extremely stressful--to say the least. As law enforcement agents proceed to do preliminary tests on your computer… Read more