Title 76 Chapter 5 Section 404

Utah Criminal Code
Offenses Against the Person
Section 404
Forcible sexual abuse.

            

76-5-404.   Forcible sexual abuse.

            (1) A person commits forcible sexual abuse if the victim is 14 years of age or older and, under circumstances not amounting to rape, object rape, sodomy, or attempted rape or sodomy, the actor touches the anus, buttocks, or any part of the genitals of another, or touches the breast of a female, or otherwise takes indecent liberties with another, or causes another to take indecent liberties with the actor or another, with intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain to any person or with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, without the consent of the other, regardless of the sex of any participant.

            (2) Forcible sexual abuse is:

            (a) except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), a felony of the second degree, punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than 15 years; or

            (b) except as provided in Subsection (3), a felony of the first degree, punishable by a term of imprisonment for 15 years and which may be for life, if the trier of fact finds that during the course of the commission of the forcible sexual abuse the defendant caused serious bodily injury to another.

            (3) If, when imposing a sentence under Subsection (2)(b), a court finds that a lesser term than the term described in Subsection (2)(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.

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


Amended by Chapter 218, 2010 General Session