7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies a provision relating to the offense of lewdness involving a child.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ modifies language relating to the actions that constitute the offense of lewdness
13 involving a child.
14 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16 Other Special Clauses:
18 Utah Code Sections Affected:
20 76-9-702.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 278
22 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23 Section 1. Section 76-9-702.5 is amended to read:
24 76-9-702.5. Lewdness involving a child.
25 (1) As used in this section, "in the presence of" includes within visual contact through
26 an electronic device.
28 circumstances not amounting to rape of a child, object rape of a child, sodomy upon a child,
29 sexual abuse of a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, or an attempt to commit any of
30 those offenses, intentionally or knowingly:
31 (a) does any of the following [
32 of age:
35 buttocks, the anus, or the pubic area:
38 likely cause affront or alarm[
39 the actor or the child;
41 (iv) performs any other act of lewdness; or
43 Section 76-5b-201, causes a child under the age of 14 years to expose his or her genitals, anus,
44 or breast, if female, to the actor, with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of the
45 actor or the child[
48 Subsection [
49 (b) Lewdness involving a child is a third degree felony if at the time of the violation:
50 (i) the person is a sex offender as defined in Section 77-27-21.7; or
51 (ii) the person has previously been convicted of a violation of this section.