Utah Laws Regulating Registered Sex Offenders

Registered sex offenders in Utah are governed by certain constraints as far as where they can travel, how often they must update their information on the registry and, for some offenders, inviting a child to accompany them anywhere. Below are some specifics regarding Utah’s law:

• The five protected zones off-limits for those convicted of a crime against a minor:

   1. Licensed daycares or preschools
   2. Swimming pools open to the public
   3. Public or private primary/secondary schools (not on grounds of a correctional facility)
   4. Community park open to the public
   5. Playground open to the public
• Requirements for Registering:
   1. Out-of-state offenders must register within 10 days of entering the state, regardless of the length of stay.
   2. Offenders under AP&P supervision shall register with AP&P.
   3. Offenders no longer under AP&P supervision shall register with the local law enforcement (police department or sheriff’s office).
   4. Offenders must register twice each year — once during his/her birth month, and once during the month that is six months following that month.
   5. Registration requirements last for the duration of the sentence and the following 10 years after termination of the sentence in some cases, and for life in more serious cases (see below for specific break down of 10-year registrations vs. life-time registrations).
   6. Offenders must register within three business days of every change of primary residence, any secondary residence, place of employment, vehicle information, or educational information.
• Length of Registration
For the following convictions*, offenders must register for 10 years following the date of termination of the sentence**:
1. Kidnapping
2. Voyeurism
3. Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor
4. Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a 16 or 17 Year Old
5. Forcible Sexual Abuse
6. Incest
7. Lewdness (4 convictions required for registration)
8. Sexual Battery (4 convictions required for registration)
9. Lewdness Involving a Child
10. Aggravated Human Trafficking
11. Custodial Sexual Relations (if victim was under 18 years of age)
12. Sexual Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult
13. Sexual abuse of a minor
14. Attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to commit any felony offense listed above (or in the “life” list below)
**Two separate convictions of any of the above = lifetime registration
For the following convictions, an offender must register for life*:
1. Child Kidnapping
2. Aggravated Kidnapping
3. Enticing a Minor over the Internet
4. Rape
5. Rape of a Child
6. Object Rape
7. Object Rape of a Child
8. Forcible Sodomy
9. Sodomy on a Child
10. Sexual Abuse of a Child or Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child
11. Aggravated Sexual Assault
12. Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
13. Aggravated Exploitation of Prostitution

*Depending on the sentencing date, the registration length of any of these might only be 10 years for an individual (for those sentenced before laws changed).