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When a stalker wouldn’t stop, one victim found help to get her life back.
A student at a Utah high school threatened to carry out a ‘rape day’ against girls
A social media post from a student at a Utah high school threatening to carry out a “rape day” — and telling girls they won’t be able to hide — has sowed fear in a small rural community here.
How a ‘bad breakup’ led Utah legislator to weigh changing criminal stalking code |
Late last year, a Utah man went through a breakup \u2014 an everyday occurrence, but one that is prompting a bill that could potentially change the state’s criminal stalking code.
Legislator defends change to Utah’s stalking code opposed by victim advocates | KUTV
A bill proposing changes to Utah’s stalking code was supported by the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee, but victim advocates argue the change would make it harder for victims to get protection. Caption: KUTV: Hayley Crombleholme reports Rep. Candice Pierucci, R-Herriman, says she heard from a constituent who said they were wrongfully accused of stalking under the current code.
Woman won’t be forced to testify in sex assault case for man also charged in Mackenzie Lueck’s death |
A judge sided with prosecutors and the woman\u2019s attorney, finding Utah\u2019s victim rights law protects the woman from being forced to take the stand at a preliminary hearing.
Repeal of Utah’s year-old bail reform now on governor’s desk – Deseret News
The reform, pitched as a change to hold suspects based on the risks they pose and not their ability to afford bail, passed the 2020 Legislature with broad support and took effect in October.
Bill that supporters say would fill gap for rape victims in Utah law fails in committee
Rep. Angela Romero’s bill, which would create a third-degree felony offense of sexual conduct without affirmative consent in Utah, failed in committee Monday.
Victim speaks after best friend sentenced for attempting to poison and kill her
‘It’s not working’: KSL Investigates unintended consequences of new Utah self-defense law
The Utah Legislature passed a new law this year aimed at strengthening self-defense rights in the state – but six months after the legislation went into effect, the KSL Investigators found unintended consequences are impacting victims of crime.
Petition asks Utah Supreme Court to review sexual assault cases
Salt Lake leaders declare a ‘Start by Believing’ city – Deseret News
Four women are utilizing a new Utah law that gives the attorney general authority to reconsider first-degree felony cases and possibly file criminal charges after a county attorney passes on the case or waits more than six months to evaluate it.
Commentary: Justice for the Jane Does — and other rape victims — is our goal
Last week, the three of us – joined by three other attorneys located both inside and outside Utah – filed a petition in the Utah Supreme Court on behalf of four “Jane Does.” The Jane Does had all been sexually assaulted, promptly reported their cases to law enforcement, and ultimately seen their cases declined by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Our petition to the Supreme Court asked for the appointment of prosecutor to pursue these well-founded criminal cases to their logical conclusion.
Child pornography arrests on the rise in Utah |
Child pornography arrests have nearly doubled in Utah over the last five years, mirroring a nationwide trend that experts say has been fueled by rapid developments in technology.
Utah group fights orders requiring child victims to testify ahead of trial – Deseret News
A Utah girl told investigators she was 12 years old when a man she knew gave her alcohol and raped her in April. The Utah Court of Appeals now is weighing whether she can be compelled to take the stand against him at a preliminary hearing.
Bill that makes it harder for Utah stalking victims to get help passes in committee
A bill that would make it harder for victims of stalking to get help from the court passed in committee Wednesday.
Former Brighton High, USC football player Osa Masina takes plea deal in Utah rape case
Former Brighton High and University of Southern California linebacker Osa Masina has accepted a plea deal, avoiding a trial in his felony rape case.
A month before he led Provo police, Baltimore paid $24K to settle a sex assault case against John King
When former Provo Police Chief John King resigned earlier this year after being accused of sexual assault, it wasn’t the first time such an accusation had forced him from a high-profile law enforcement position.