In Utah, the sex offender registry also includes kidnapping offenders. Utah’s registry is called the Utah Sex Offender & Kidnap Offender Registry.
The laws surrounding the registry are long and detailed. We have compiled eight common questions about the Utah sex offender registry in Utah and explained the basics of each one.
The Utah Department of Corrections maintains the following statistics. They were last updated August 12, 2020.
Probation and Parole: 2,037
According to Utah law, there are five protected zones that are off-limits to convicted sex offenders:
Depending on the severity of the crime, registered sex offenders in Utah may be on the registry for either 10 years or life. For more info on which convictions carry which penalty, see our sex crimes page. Additionally, there are certain crimes that allow an offender to petition for a reduction of five years (see #6 below).
The Utah Department of Corrections manages the state's Sex Offender & Kidnap Offender Registry. However, the department only monitor’s compliance of those who are actively supervised by Adult Probation and Parole (AP&P). All other offenders are monitored by local law enforcement. The following registration requirements are from the Utah Department of Corrections.
The list below is an abbreviated list of offenses. For the full list of qualifying offenses, see Utah Code Ann. 77-41-102 (9) and (17).
A charge for conspiring, soliciting, or attempting any of these offenses is also included as a qualifying offense.
There are two separate lists of conditions for sex offenders in Utah depending on the victim of the crime. The following rules apply to sex offenders who are under supervision of AP&P and the Utah Department of Corrections in Utah.
There are 14 conditions for sex offenders of minors who are under AP&P supervision. The conditions include things like completion of sex offender therapy, curfews, prohibited contact with victim(s) or victim’s families, no contact with children under 18, required approval to date anyone with children under age 18, random polygraph examinations, and employment approval. Click here for the link to the full list.
There are 10 conditions for sex offenders with adult victims who are under AP&P supervision. The conditions include things like completion of sex offender therapy, curfews, prohibited contact with victim(s) or victim’s families, random polygraph examinations, and employment approval. Click here for the link to the full list.
Some offenders may be eligible to petition the court for early removal from the Utah Sex Offender & Kidnap Offender Registry. Five (5) years after completion of their sentence, people convicted in Utah of any of the qualifying offenses below can petition for removal:
According to Utah law, the normal four-year statute of limitations period for a felony does not apply to certain sexually motivated offenses. A person may be charged with any of the following offenses at any time:
The lawyers at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat have years of experience and proven results in Utah sex crime cases. If you have been charged with a sexually motivated crime or kidnapping crime of any severity, we can help protect your rights and defend your case. We can also help you determine whether you qualify to reduce your time on the Utah sex offender registry and/or help you petition for removal.
Contact us at (801) 532-5297 if you have questions about sex crime laws in Utah or if you are ready to get started on your case.
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