sex crimes

Education
5:01 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Child Sex Abuse Prevention Bill Advances in Senate

A bill that would provide training for teachers and parents on child sexual abuse and give schools the option to educate students about avoiding abuse cleared its last major hurtle in the state legislature on Tuesday.

House Bill 286, sponsored by Democratic Representative Angela Romero requires the State Board of Education and Department of Human Services to approve the required curriculum by 2016.

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Public Safety
2:48 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

House Okays Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Bill

Elizabeth Smart addresses the media outside the House chambers.
Brian Grimmett

A bill that aims to protect children from sexual abuse through education got unanimous support on the House floor today despite some initial concerns.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Utah House Passes 'Revenge Porn' Bill

Brian Grimmett/KUER file photo

Lawmakers in the Utah House passed a bill on Friday, making it a crime for a person to distribute intimate images of others with the intent to harm them. 

Cottonwood Heights Democrat Marie Poulson wants to penalize those who take images that may have been generated from consensual sexual activity, but are then used by one person to shame or emotionally destroy the other person. The practice is called revenge porn. While presenting her bill to Representatives on the House Floor, Poulson read a letter she received from a constituent.

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Public Safety
5:15 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

West Valley Police Audit Uncovers Issues with 13 Domestic Violence Cases

West Valley City Police Chief Lee Russo
Andrea Smardon

The West Valley City Police Department has announced the results of an audit of its former sex crimes unit. The audit focused on an allegation that a large number of cases last year were left uninvestigated, and that a member of the unit had inappropriately closed cases without following protocol.

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