Sodomy / Forcible Sodomy Under Utah Code § 76-5-403
Sodomy is a class B misdemeanor under this Section. It is charged when the actor engages in sexual conduct with a person 14 years old or older, involving the genitals of one person and mouth or anus of another person, regardless of the sex of either participant.
Forcible sodomy is a first degree felony offense. A person is guilty of this crime if he or she causes serious bodily injury to the victim during the course of the sodomy. This is punishable by imprisonment of:
- Minimum of 5 years and life; or
- Minimum of 15 years and life if the defendant was found to have committed serious bodily injury to another person during the act of the forcible sodomy; or
- Life without parole if the defendant had been previously charged with a serious sexual offense.
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