Utah’s Sex Offender law makes certain provisions for sex offenders convicted in the state. Sex offenders in Utah must register with a local law enforcement authority in their county.
Utah’s sex offender’s law places certain restrictions on sex offenders living in the state. The laws guide how often sex offenders can travel out of the state. Sex offenders in Utah are not allowed to invite a child for company.
Certain areas in the state are off-limits for sex offenders convicted for a crime against a minor. The areas are:
Community parks for the public
Public swimming facilities and pools
Public and private children schools
Preschools and daycares
Out-of-state sex offenders in Utah must register in the state within 10 business days. Sex offenders must register with Utah’s Adult Probation & Parole (AP&P) if they are under AP&P supervision.
Sex offenders in Utah register twice a year:
During his/her birth month
Six months after his/her birth month
Sex offenders in Utah must report changes made to the registered information within 3 business days. Duration of registration depends on the nature of the offense. It ranges from 10 years to a lifetime.
Utah Sex Offender Registry controls all the information on sex offenders living in the state. The registry updates this information on a database which is accessible to the public.
You can search for sex offenders in your neighborhood when you visit the registry’s website.
Enticing a minor over the Internet (felony or class A misdemeanor violation) - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-4-401 (West 2008).
Kidnapping of a child - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-301.1 (West 2008).
Unlawful sexual activity with a minor (a felony violation) - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-401 (West 2008).
Sexual abuse of a minor - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-401.1 (West 2008).
Unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17-year-old - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-401.2 (West 2008).
Rape - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-402 (West 2008).
Rape of a child - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-402.1 (West 2008).
Object rape - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-402.2 (West 2008).
Object rape of a child - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-402.3 (West 2008).
Forcible sodomy (felony violation) - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-403 (West 2008).
Sodomy on a child - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-403.1 (West 2008).
Forcible sexual abuse - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-404 (West 2008).
Sexual abuse of a child or aggravated sexual abuse of a child - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-404.1 (West 2008).
Aggravated sexual assault - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5-405 (West 2008).
Sexual exploitation of a minor - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-5a-3 (West 2008).
Incest - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-7-102 (West 2008).
Lewdness involving a child - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-9-702.5 (West 2008).
Aggravated exploitation of prostitution - UTAH CODE ANN. § 76-10-1306 (West 2008).
Attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to commit, any of the criminal offenses listed above.
Any person convicted by any other state or the U.S. government of an offense that, if committed in Utah, would be punishable as a sex offense and who is:
a Utah resident; or not a Utah resident but is in Utah for a period that exceeds 14 consecutive days, or for a total period that exceeds 30 days during any year.
U.C.A. § 77-27-21.5 (West 2008)
(12) An offender shall provide the department or the registering entity with the following information:
All names and aliases by which the offender is or has been known;
The addresses of the offender's primary and secondary residences;
A physical description, including the offender's date of birth, height, weight, eye and hair color;
The make, model, color, year, plate number, and vehicle identification number of any vehicle or vehicles the offender owns or regularly drives;
A current photograph of the offender;
A set of fingerprints, if one has not already been provided;
a DNA specimen, taken by Section 53-10-404, if one has not already been provided; (h) telephone numbers and any other designations used by the offender for routing or self-identification in telephonic communications from fixed locations or cellular telephones
Internet identifiers and the addresses the offender uses for routing or self-identification in Internet Communications or postings;
The name and Internet address of all websites on which the sex offender is registered using an online
Identifier, including all online identifiers and passwords, used to access those websites;
a copy of the offender's passport, if a passport has been issued to the offender;
If the offender is an alien, all documents establishing the offender's immigration status;
All professional licenses that authorize the offender to engage in an occupation or carry out a trade or business, including any identifiers, such as numbers;
Each educational institution in Utah at which the offender is employed carries on a vocation, or is a student, and any change of enrollment or employment status of the offender at any educational institution;
The name and the address of any place where the offender is employed or will be employed;
The name and the address of any place where the offender works as a volunteer or will work as a volunteer; and
The offender's Social Security number.
Community Notification and Websites
U.C.A. § 7-27-21.5 (West 2008)
(15) Information collected and released under this section is public information.
(22) The department shall post registry information on the Internet.
Limitations on Residency or Employment
U.C.A. § 77-27-21.5 (West 2008)
(9) 10 years for offenders not subject to lifetime registration.
(c)(i)(a) Life for persons convicted of:
•Rape of a child
•Object rape of a child
•Sodomy on a child
•Aggravated sexual assault
•Any registrable offense, if the offender has previously been convicted of a registrable offense.
During the pre-sentence investigation, immediately upon probation, parole or confinement; 10 days of changing the address
Class A misdemeanor mandatory 90 day’s confinement and 1 year probation
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