Rape of a child under 14 - Utah Sexual Assault Laws
In Utah, the criminal charge of Rape of a child under 14 is classified as a Statutory First degree felony.
Rape of a child under 14 Crime & Punishment in Utah :
The Utah code § 76-5-402.1 defines one degrees of the crime rape of a child under 14, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.
|Severity||Rape of a child under 14 - Charge Description||Punishment|
First degree felony
|A maximum of life in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000|
Utah law allows rape of a child under 14 to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the Utah Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Rape of a child under 14 is a charge that is unique to Utah. Crimes that would be prosecuted as rape of a child under 14 in Utah will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.