Sodomy on a child - Utah Sexual Assault Laws
In Utah, the criminal charge of Sodomy on a child is classified as a Statutory First degree felony.
Sodomy on a child Crime & Punishment in Utah :
The Utah code § 76-5-403.1 defines one degrees of the crime sodomy on a child , 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||Sodomy on a child - Charge Description||Punishment|
First degree felony
|A maximum of life in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000|
Utah law allows sodomy on a child 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.
Sodomy on a child is a charge that is unique to Utah. Crimes that would be prosecuted as sodomy on a child in Utah will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.