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AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT

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AMENDMENTS

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2009 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Carl Wimmer

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Senate Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the elements and penalties for the crime of aggravated sexual assault.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies the elements and penalties for the crime of aggravated sexual assault; and
             14          .    makes technical changes.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          76-5-405, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 339
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             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 76-5-405 is amended to read:
             25           76-5-405. Aggravated sexual assault -- Penalty.
             26          (1) A person commits aggravated sexual assault if:
             27          (a) in the course of a rape, object rape, forcible sodomy, or forcible sexual abuse, the
             28      actor:
             29          (i) uses, or threatens the victim with the use of, a dangerous weapon as defined in


             30      Section 76-1-601 ;
             31          (ii) compels, or attempts to compel, the victim to submit to rape, object rape, forcible
             32      sodomy, or forcible sexual abuse, by threat of kidnaping, death, or serious bodily injury to be
             33      inflicted imminently on any person; or
             34          (iii) is aided or abetted by one or more persons;
             35          (b) in the course of [a rape or] an attempted rape, [object rape or] attempted object
             36      rape, [forcible sodomy] or attempted forcible sodomy, [or forcible sexual abuse or attempted
             37      forcible sexual abuse] the actor:
             38          [(a)] (i) causes serious bodily injury to [the victim that does not amount to serious
             39      bodily injury] any person;
             40          [(b)] (ii) uses, or threatens the victim with the use of, a dangerous weapon as defined
             41      in Section 76-1-601 ;
             42          [(c) compels, or] (iii) attempts to compel[,] the victim to submit to rape, object rape,
             43      or forcible sodomy, [or forcible sexual abuse,] by threat of kidnaping, death, or serious bodily
             44      injury to be inflicted imminently on any person; or
             45          [(d)] (iv) is aided or abetted by one or more persons[.]; or
             46          (c) in the course of an attempted forcible sexual abuse, the actor:
             47          (i) causes serious bodily injury to any person;
             48          (ii) uses, or threatens the victim with the use of, a dangerous weapon as defined in
             49      Section 76-1-601 ;
             50          (iii) attempts to compel the victim to submit to forcible sexual abuse, by threat of
             51      kidnaping, death, or serious bodily injury to be inflicted imminently on any person; or
             52          (iv) is aided or abetted by one or more persons.
             53          (2) Aggravated sexual assault is a first degree felony, punishable by a term of
             54      imprisonment of:
             55          (a) for an aggravated sexual assault described in Subsection (1)(a):
             56          [(a)] (i) except as provided in Subsection [(2)(b), (2)(c), or (3)] (2)(a)(ii) or (3)(a), not
             57      less than 15 years and which may be for life; or


             58          [(b) except as provided in Subsection (2)(c) or (3), life without parole, if the trier of
             59      fact finds that during the course of the commission of the aggravated sexual assault, the
             60      defendant caused serious bodily injury to another; or]
             61          [(c)] (ii) life without parole, if the trier of fact finds that at the time of the commission
             62      of the aggravated sexual assault, the defendant was previously convicted of a grievous sexual
             63      offense[.];
             64          (b) for an aggravated sexual assault described in Subsection (1)(b):
             65          (i) except as provided in Subsection (2)(b)(ii) or (4)(a), not less than ten years and
             66      which may be for life; or
             67          (ii) life without parole, if the trier of fact finds that at the time of the commission of
             68      the aggravated sexual assault, the defendant was previously convicted of a grievous sexual
             69      offense; or
             70          (c) for an aggravated sexual assault described in Subsection (1)(c):
             71          (i) except as provided in Subsection (2)(c)(ii) or (5)(a), not less than six years and
             72      which may be for life; or
             73          (ii) life without parole, if the trier of fact finds that at the time of the commission of
             74      the aggravated sexual assault, the defendant was previously convicted of a grievous sexual
             75      offense.
             76          (3) (a) If, when imposing a sentence under Subsection (2)(a)(i) [or (b)], a court finds
             77      that a lesser term than the term described in Subsection (2)(a)(i) [or (b)] is in the interests of
             78      justice and states the reasons for this finding on the record, the court may impose a term of
             79      imprisonment of not less than:
             80          [(a) for purposes of Subsection (2)(b), 15 years and which may be for life;]
             81          [(b) for purposes of Subsection (2)(a) or (b):]
             82          (i) ten years and which may be for life; or
             83          (ii) six years and which may be for life.
             84          [(4)] (b) The provisions of Subsection (3)(a) do not apply when a person is sentenced
             85      under Subsection (2)[(c)](a)(ii).


             86          (4) (a) If, when imposing a sentence under Subsection (2)(b)(i), a court finds that a
             87      lesser term than the term described in Subsection (2)(b)(i) is in the interests of justice and
             88      states the reasons for this finding on the record, the court may impose a term of imprisonment
             89      of not less than six years and which may be for life.
             90          (b) The provisions of Subsection (4)(a) do not apply when a person is sentenced under
             91      Subsection (2)(b)(ii).
             92          (5) (a) If, when imposing a sentence under Subsection (2)(c)(i), a court finds that a
             93      lesser term than the term described in Subsection (2)(c)(i) is in the interests of justice and
             94      states the reasons for this finding on the record, the court may impose a term of imprisonment
             95      of not less than three years and which may be for life.
             96          (b) The provisions of Subsection (5)(a) do not apply when a person is sentenced under
             97      Subsection (2)(c)(ii).
             98          [(5)] (6) Imprisonment under this section is mandatory in accordance with Section
             99      76-3-406 .


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