Class A misdemeanor.
A defendant commits sexual abuse of a minor (domestic violence) if they are at least seven years older than the minor and, under circumstances not amounting to rape, attempted rape, object rape, attempted object rape, forcible sodomy, attempted forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual assault, attempted aggravated sexual assault, unlawful sexual activity with a minor, or an attempt to commit any of these offenses, the defendant touches the anus, buttocks, or any part of the genitals of the minor, or touches the breast of a female minor, or otherwise takes indecent liberties with the defendant or another person, with the intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain to any person or with the to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.
A term not to exceed 1 year.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-204(1))
Class A misdemeanor: A fine not to exceed $2,500, plus a 90%
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-301(1)(c), Utah Code Ann. §51-9-401)
The court may order the accused to pay restitution if convicted of this crime.
(Utah Code Ann. §77-38a-301)
(Utah Code Ann. §77-27-21.5(12)(c)(i)(A))
Because of the unique and highly emotional nature of domestic violence crimes, the high recidivism
rate of violent offenders, and the demonstrated increased risk of continued acts of violence subsequent
to the release of an offender who has been arrested for domestic violence, it was the finding of the
Utah Legislature that domestic violence crimes, are crimes for which bail may be denied if there is
substantial evidence to support the charge, and if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence
that he alleged perpetrator would constitute a substantial danger to an alleged victim of domestic
violence if released on bail.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-6-2.5(12))
In addition to penalties otherwise provided by law, the court may:
The court will:
A defendant convicted of a class A misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor (domestic violence) must provide a DNA specimen.
(Utah Code Ann. §53-10-403(2))
A defendant convicted of sexual abuse of a minor (domestic violence) may not posses, use or have control of a firearm or ammunition for life.
(18 U.S.C. §922(g)(9))
Learn more about crimes related to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (Domestic Violence). If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (801) 505-1586.