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Assistant fire chief in Utah charged with raping co-worker

Assistant fire chief in Utah charged with raping co-worker

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah assistant fire chief has been charged with raping a woman he worked with several times over the course of three years. Austin J. Corry, 26, appeared in court Thursday on 14 counts, including rape and forcible sexual abuse, the Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reported . […]

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Deal unlikely in case a Mormon church sexual abuse case

Deal unlikely in case a Mormon church sexual abuse case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church lawyers say it’s unlikely they will reach a settlement with a woman who accuses the faith of covering for a former missionary leader who she says raped her in the 1980s. Attorneys for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints requested a […]

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Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base camp. Idaho prison officials are working with the state’s lands department as they scrutinize which […]

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Inmate charged with rape at Coal Hollow Fire base camp

Inmate charged with rape at Coal Hollow Fire base camp

An inmate from Idaho who was released to help battle a wildfire in Utah is accused of raping a woman who was also helping with the fire. Ruben Hernandez was charged with first-degree felony rape on Friday after he allegedly sexually assaulted the woman. The women, who was not named, reportedly ran […]

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Utah State goes to Tinder to prevent sexual assault

Utah State goes to Tinder to prevent sexual assault

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Utah State University’s sexual assault prevention office has started a Tinder profile aimed at reaching students on the dating app. Coordinator Felicia Gallegos tells the Herald Journal a number of people have “swiped right” or “liked” the profile promoting the importance of consensual sex, though they haven’t gotten […]

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Man accused of sexual assault on elderly St. George woman

Man accused of sexual assault on elderly St. George woman

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A southern Utah man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 79-year-old St. George woman in her home three months ago. St. George police say 31-year-old Spencer Glen Monnett of Hurricane is being held on suspicion of first-degree felony counts of rape, a second-degree […]

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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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