Title 76 Chapter 5 Section 402.2

Utah Criminal Code
Offenses Against the Person
Section 402.2
Object rape.

            

76-5-402.2.   Object rape.

            (1) A person who, without the victim's consent, causes the penetration, however slight, of the genital or anal opening of another person who is 14 years of age or older, by any foreign object, substance, instrument, or device, including a part of the human body other than the mouth or genitals, with intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain to the victim or with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, commits an offense which is a first degree felony, punishable by a term of imprisonment of:

            (a) except as provided in Subsection (1)(b) or (c), not less than five years and which may be for life;

            (b) except as provided in Subsection (1)(c) or (2), 15 years and which may be for life, if the trier of fact finds that:

            (i) during the course of the commission of the object rape the defendant caused serious bodily injury to another; or

            (ii) at the time of the commission of the object rape, the defendant was younger than 18 years of age and was previously convicted of a grievous sexual offense; or

            (c) life without parole, if the trier of fact finds that at the time of the commission of the object rape, the defendant was previously convicted of a grievous sexual offense.

            (2) If, when imposing a sentence under Subsection (1)(b), a court finds that a lesser term than the term described in Subsection (1)(b) is in the interests of justice and states the reasons for this finding on the record, the court may impose a term of imprisonment of not less than:

            (a) 10 years and which may be for life; or

            (b) six years and which may be for life.

            (3) The provisions of Subsection (2) do not apply when a person is sentenced under Subsection (1)(a) or (c).

            (4) Imprisonment under Subsection (1)(b), (1)(c), or (2) is mandatory in accordance with Section 76-3-406.


Amended by Chapter 81, 2013 General Session