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Blog Posts Tagged 'Sex Crimes'

Modifications to the Sex Offender Registration: What You Need to Know

Modifications to the Sex Offender Registration: What You Need to Know It is imperative that individuals, who have been convicted of a sex offense or another crime that requires him or her to register as a sex offender, properly register with the Utah Sex Offender Registry. Sex offenders also must be aware of any modifications to registration requirements as the requirements can change.  For example, a conviction for possession of child pornography requires lifetime registration… Read more

Polygamy in Utah, Exploitation of Underage Girls or Religious Freedom

Polygamy in Utah, Exploitation of Underage Girls or Religious Freedom In late February of 2017, in Salt Lake City, UT, hundreds of individuals gathered to protest Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s signing of a new law that increases the penalties for polygamists convicted of committing fraud or abuse. The new law is part of a larger ongoing conversation about the criminalization of polygamy in the State. In Utah, polygamy has always been illegal, but the practice has come… Read more

Child Pornography Charges Require Lifetime Registration In Utah

Child pornography charges--until recently, state possession of child pornography charges, second degree felonies, required the convicted person to register on the sex offender registry for ten years.  The ten years started running when the defendant was no longer on probation or parole. Now, however, the Utah legislature has changed that.  Pleading guilty to a second degree felony child pornography… Read more

Protecting Yourself If You've Been Charged With An Internet Sex Crime

Far too many innocent individuals are caught in the midst of wide-spread investigations of internet sex crimes, usually the dispersal of child pornography. They can be arrested and charged for crimes they did not commit and had no knowledge were being committed by others. A person can be falsely accused of child pornography and internet sex crimes for a range of reasons, including: Accidentally… Read more

Pimping And Pandering Are Illegal In Utah

When it comes to sex-related crimes, some people think about actions that involve having sex with an unwilling person, such as rape. While those types of sex crimes are some of the most common, there is another type of sex crime that a person might face that involves people who are willingly engaging in sexual activities. Those charges are for pimping and pandering. The sex industry, which includes… Read more

Sex Offenders In Utah Face Strict Registration Requirements

Sex offenders in Utah have to abide by a variety of laws when they are out in the community. For registered sex offenders, the restrictions include things that can have a great impact on the daily activities of the sex offender. While all registered sex offenders have restrictions, they are often greater for a person who is convicted of a sex-related crime against a minor. A registered sex offender… Read more

People Convicted Of Sex Crimes And The Sex Offender Registry

When you are facing criminal charges for a sex crime, one of your concerns might revolve around having to register as a sex offender. This is a very serious aspect of sex crimes that can have a considerable impact on your life. Having to register as a sex offender is a serious responsibility that can send you back to prison if you don't comply with the requirements. Registering as a sex offender is… Read more

Can A Selfie Lead To A Child Pornography Charge In Utah?

In an age when social media seems to have become one of the available means of communication, photographs as part of a text message, email or social media upload have become common. Selfies, or pictures one takes of himself or herself, have become increasingly popular. Some of those selfies are racy or contain sexually explicit material. If sexually explicit selfies are of an underage person or sent… Read more

2008 Rape Kit Found, Man Faces Several Sex-Related Charges

Facing criminal charges for sex-related crimes is something that most people try to avoid. For one man, an incident that occurred in 2008 is coming back to haunt his life now after a Code R kit was found in a storage refrigerator at Primary Children's Hospital. That rape kit was found by a nurse last fall and given over to investigators. The rape kit allegedly ties a 46-year-old man to the crimes.… Read more

Statutory Rape Elements Vary From Other Sex-Related Charges

Last week, we discussed kidnapping and how that crime is sometimes linked to other crimes. In some cases, kidnapping might occur in conjunction with a statutory rape case. Statutory rape occurs when a person has sexual intercourse with a person who is under the legal age of consent. Statutory rape charges vary from rape charges because statutory rape doesn't require that physical force be present.… Read more