15-Year-Old-Girl Seduced Through Text Messages
Over the weekend, Jacob Huff, a Provo resident, was arrested on suspicion of object rape, unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and two counts of enticing a minor. Huff had allegedly texted a 15-year-old girl earlier this month asking her if she wanted to smoke weed with him. The two then met at Mountain View High School and traveled to a business parking lot in the Provo River Bottoms where Huff allegedly sexually assaulted the girl. The girl later told a friend and her mother what had taken place, and the police later used the friend to catch Huff. After the friend, who is 16-years-old had texted Huff to tell him to stop communicated with the alleged victim, Huff asked if she wanted to meet up. The police supervised the 16-year-old as she set up a meeting with Huff at the Provo Smith’s where police arrested Huff. He was later booked into Utah County Jail.
Utah’s Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor Law
In Utah the crime of unlawful sexual activity with a minor is defined as any sexual act with a person between the ages of 14 and 16 that does not amount to rape or a number of other offenses. This is a separate crime from sexual child abuse which involves persons under the age of 14. Unlawful sexual activity with a minor is a 3rd degree felony, unless the defendant is less than four years older than the minor and in that case it is a class B misdemeanor.
Facing Sex Crime Charges in Utah County?
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