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Man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing 4-year-old girl

Man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing 4-year-old girl

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man received two concurrent sentences in prison — 25 years to life and 15 years to life — for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl. The Daily Herald reports Royce Schaefer, of American Fork, was sentenced Wednesday for sodomy on a child and aggravated sexual abuse of […]

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Woman says Mormon church failed to report dad’s sexual abuse

Woman says Mormon church failed to report dad’s sexual abuse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California woman suing her father for sexual abuse that occurred during her childhood says Mormon church leaders allowed the sexual assault to continue by failing to report it to police. Kristy Johnson said Thursday in Salt Lake City that her now-deceased mother told local […]

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Trial set for Utah man accused of sexually assaulting women

Trial set for Utah man accused of sexually assaulting women

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for a former Provo restaurant owner accused of posing as a doctor to sexually assault women. The Daily Herald reports 34-year-old Borzin Mottaghian pleaded not guilty in February to 17 felony charges, including 12 counts of object rape and two counts of forcible […]

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Teen ordered to trial in rape, beating of jogger in Sandy

Teen ordered to trial in rape, beating of jogger in Sandy

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A teenager accused of raping and trying to kill a 50-year-old woman who was jogging in a park in suburban Salt Lake City has been ordered to stand trial on kidnapping, sexual assault and attempted murder charges. A judge bound the 16-year-old over for trial […]

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Woman says Mormon church knew of her abuser’s history

Woman says Mormon church knew of her abuser’s history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who says a former Mormon missionary leader raped her in the 1980s is accusing church officials of knowing about the man’s prior sexual misconduct before he was appointed to the powerful position. McKenna Denson’s attorneys allege in a court document filed Tuesday that […]

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Utah man accused of sexually abusing teenage girl

Utah man accused of sexually abusing teenage girl

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 41-year-old American Fork man who was accused of providing drugs and alcohol to minors in 2016 now faces charges of sexually abusing a teenage girl in Eagle Mountain. The Daily Herald reports Utah County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jonathan Storrs Tuesday on suspicion of multiple charges including aggravated […]

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1st sex assault trial set for ex-Utah State football player

1st sex assault trial set for ex-Utah State football player

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A trial for a former Utah State football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women has been set for January. The Herald Journal reports that 24-year-old Torrey Green appeared in court Tuesday, where attorneys established a plan for trial. The seven cases charged against him will be tried […]

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Utah 22-year-old pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Utah 22-year-old pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Payson, Utah, resident charged with sexual assault has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Herald reports that 22-year-old Toby Howarth pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree rape and third-degree tampering with a witness. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Payson police officers interviewed the girl […]

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Lawsuit against ex-judge tests Utah law on sex abuse cases

Lawsuit against ex-judge tests Utah law on sex abuse cases

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has heard arguments in a lawsuit against a former federal judge accused of sexually assaulting a teenage witness when he was a prosecutor handling a white supremacist serial-killer trial. The case heard Monday is a key test of a law aimed […]

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Ex-Utah corrections officer sentenced for sexual assault

Ex-Utah corrections officer sentenced for sexual assault

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah corrections officer was sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman after fleeing from the sentence for more than 10 years. The Salt Lake Tribune reports William Lawrence on Monday, 12 years after the assault, was sentenced to zero to five years in the Utah State […]

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