sexual abuse

Public Safety
5:09 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Lawmakers Revisit Issue of Unprocessed Rape Kits

shahram sharif via Wikimedia Commons

Utah lawmakers were at the state capitol today discussing how to deal with thousands of untested rape in the state. They heard from law enforcement, victim advocates and the state crime lab. But there’s still no consensus on whether all the kits actually need to be tested.

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Public Safety
3:22 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Salt Lake County Inmate Found Dead After Being Charged with Abuse

Victor Manuel Rax
Credit Salt Lake County

A jailed man accused of sexually abusing teenage immigrant boys and forcing them to deal drugs is dead. The Salt Lake County Sheriff says that authorities found 42-year-old Victor Manuel Rax hanging in his cell Monday night, and they believe he committed suicide.

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3:52 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Sex Abuse Education Bill Passes Legislature

Utah State Senate
Wikimedia Commons

  House Bill 286 passed a final vote in the Utah House of Representatives 71-0 on Wednesday, after an amendment in the Senate required it to come back one last time.

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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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