Man Commits Sex Crime at Orem Restaurant
Eating out at a restaurant in Utah Valley is often a family event. Families celebrate birthdays, graduations, and other special events at restaurants. It is usually a joyful event and great memories are made. For one family eating out at a restaurant this week in Orem, however, the family dinner proved to be a tragedy that will affect their sense of safety for years to come.
The family was eating at a restaurant in Orem when a twelve-years old boy of the family went to use the bathroom. While using the bathroom, a man came up behind the boy intent on sexually gratifying himself. The man dropped his pants, pulled up his shirt, and exposed himself to the twelve-years old boy. The man then touched the boy’s back and stomach. Likely shocked and mortified by the man’s actions, the boy ran out of the bathroom to the safety of his parents. His parents called the police and Orem officers soon arrived to apprehend the man.
The Seriousness of Sex Crimes
The man was arrested and is being held in the Utah County Jail on charges of forcible sexual abuse of a child and lewdness involving a child. The forcible sexual abuse of a child is a second degree felony and lewdness is a class A misdemeanor. If convicted of one or both of these charges the man will be required to register for the sex offenders registry which will forever affect where he can live, what profession he can work in, and everyday interactions with the community he lives in.
The sex offender registry is probably the least of the man’s troubles right now though. He is being held on $20,000.00 bail and faces years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines if convicted of these sex crimes. The seriousness of the charges is going to require the man to obtain a Provo criminal defense lawyer. Without a Provo criminal defense lawyer, the man may not know his rights and end up harshly sentenced if convicted. All criminal defendants in Provo, Orem, and the rest of Utah County need to get a criminal defense lawyer for any criminal charge.
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If you have been charged with a crime, such as forcible sexual abuse of a child and lewdness, contact a Provo criminal defense attorney. We will work hard on your case and protect your constitutional rights. Call 801.800.8246 for a free consultation with a Utah criminal defense lawyer today.