Law Hands Longer Sentences To Some Abuse Cases

Published on April 03, 2014 at 06:42AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Teachers in Utah who abuse their students will face harsher penalties if they’re convicted. Governor Gary Herbert signed a new law that hands out longer sentences to teachers found guilty of offenses in connection with abuse. According to the “Tribune,” religious leaders, parents, Scout leaders, doctors and others in “a position of trust” would face sentences no longer than one-year in jail.