In Utah, a person is guilty of committing rape of a child when he or she has sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 15. This is a first degree felony offense, punishable by a mandatory imprisonment period of:
- 25 years minimum to life in prison; or
- Life without parole if it is found that:
- The defendant caused serious bodily injury to the child during the course of the rape; or
- The defendant had previously been convicted of a grievous sexual offense.