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South Sanpete School District Facing Sexual Assault Lawsuit 

South Sanpete School District Facing Sexual Assault Lawsuit 

A mother of a Gunnison High School student will file a lawsuit against the South Sanpete School District over an ongoing sexual assault case. Misty Cox accuses the district and school administrators of fostering an environment that allowed three boys to allegedly assault several others, including her son. The lawsuit […]

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4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four women want the Utah Supreme Court to assign a special prosecutor to bring their sexual assault cases to court. The women filed a petition Tuesday saying Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill’s office declined to pursue charges against each of the accused men […]

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Juveniles Plead In Sanpete County Sexual Abuse Case 

Juveniles Plead In Sanpete County Sexual Abuse Case 

Three boys accused of multiple counts of rape and sexual assault in Sanpete County are denying the charges against them. The three Gunnison Valley High School students appeared in court yesterday to be formally advised of the charges. Each entered what’s called a denial plea, the equivalent of pleading not […]

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Gunnison Valley High School student facing assault charges

Gunnison Valley High School student facing assault charges

A student at Gunnison Valley High School is in custody and facing multiple sexual abuse charges. The 16-year-old student was arrested Friday afternoon and charged in the county’s juvenile court with six counts of first-degree felony object rape and five charges of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse. According to South Sanpete […]

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Utah State investigates sex assault claim against professor

Utah State investigates sex assault claim against professor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah State University piano professor has been removed from his teaching duties as the college investigates a sexual assault allegation made against him in a recent lawsuit. University President Noelle Cockett said Wednesday in a statement that professor Dennis Hirst’s students will be reassigned […]

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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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