Utah’s Legal Definition of Lewdness Involving a Child

(1) A person is guilty of lewdness involving a child if the person under circumstances not amounting to rape of a child, object rape of a child, sodomy upon a child, sexual abuse of a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, or an attempt to commit any of those offenses, intentionally or knowingly does any of the following to, or in the presence of a child who is under 14 years of age:

   (a) performs an act of sexual intercourse or sodomy;

   (b) exposes his or her genitals the female breast below the top of the areola, the buttocks, the anus, or the pubic area:

      (i) in a public place; or

      (ii)  in a private place

         (A) under circumstances the person should know will likely cause affront or alarm; or

         (B) with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of the actor or the child;

         (C) masturbates

         (D) engages in trespassory voyeurism;

         (E) under circumstances not amounting to sexual exploitation of a child under Section 75-5a-3, causes a child under the age of 14 years to expose his or her genitals, anus, or breast, if female, to the actor with the intent to arouse or gratify he sexual desire of the actor or the child; or

         (F) performs any other act of lewdness

(2) Lewdness involving a child is a class A misdemeanor

Utah Legal Definition of Lewdness

1) A person guilty of lewdness if the person under circumstances not amounting to rape, object rape, forcible sodomy, forcible sexual abuse, aggravated sexual assault or an attempt to commit any of these offenses, performs any of the following acts in a public place or under circumstances which the person would know will likely cause affront or alarm to, on, or in the presence of another who is 14 years of age or older:

     (a) An act of sexual intercourse or sodomy;

     (b) Exposes his or her genitals, the female breast below the top of the areola, the buttocks, the anus, or the    pubic area

     (c) Masturbates; or

     (d) Any other act of lewdness

(2) Lewdness is a class B misdemeanor.

Utah Definition: Lewdness

While it may be funny to many to flash your bum at a friend while in a car, doing so can get you charged with a Class B misdemeanor.  Flashing in public is treated the same as if the defendant was having sex in public or publicly masturbated.

U.C.A. § 76-9-702(1): Lewdness

(1) A person is guilty of lewdness if the person … performs any of the following acts in a public place or under circumstances which the person should know will likely cause affront or alarm to, on, or in the presence of another who is 14 years of age or older: (a) an act of sexual intercourse or sodomy; (b) exposes his or her genitals, the female breast below the top of the areola, the buttocks, the anus, or the pubic area; (c) masturbates; or (d) any other act of lewdness.