A Broomstick For a Different Type of Witch

 A Roosevelt, Utah woman is accusing her husband of sodomizing her with a broomstick after she forgot to do the dishes. The woman’s story started to waiver, however, after she changed her views as to whether she had access to a telephone or car after the incident. The alleged victim had not sought medical or emotional attention after the incident and only reported the incident when her husband of 16 years threatened to divorce her. The woman said that after she was sodomized she bleed for two days but never got any help because she was scared her husband would kill her. The Deseret news reports that the husband of the alleged victim told the jury “that his wife had the means to seek help if the incident had occurred because she managed his handyman business and had access to bank accounts, a cell phone, a home phone and the Internet”. The man did admit that he had threatened to sodomize his wife with a broomstick during a fight but never followed through with the threat. Innocent until proven guilty but it looks like there’s a broomstick for a different type of witch.

Utah’s Legal Definition of Sodomy on a Child

In Utah, aperson commits sodomy upon a child if the actor engages in any sexual act upon or with a child who is under the age of 14, involving the genitals or anus of the actor or the child and the mouth or anus of either person, regardless of the sex of either participant.

Sodomy upon a child is a first degree felony punishable by imprisonment for an indeterminate term of not less than 6, 10, or 15 years and which may be for life. Imprisonment is mandatory in accordance with Section 76-3-406.

Utah’s Legal Definition of Sodomy

In Utah, a person commits sodomy when the actor engages in any sexual act with a person who is 14 years of age or older involving the genitals of one person and mouth or anus of another person, regardless of the sex of either participant.

A person commits forcible sodomy when the actor commits sodomy upon another without the other’s consent. Forcible sodomy is a felony of the first degree and is punishable with up to life in prison.

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 of Sexual Battery

(1) A person is guilty of sexual battery if the person under circumstances not amounting to rape, rape of a child, object rape, object rape of a child, forcible sodomy, sodomy upon a child, forcible sexual abuse, sexual abuse of a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, aggravated sexual assault, or an attempt to commit any of these offenses intentionally touches, whether or not through clothing, the anus, buttocks, or any part of the genitals of another person, or the breast of a female, and the actor’s conduct is under circumstances the actor knows or should know will likely cause affront or alarm to the person touched.

(2) Sexual battery is a class A misdemeanor.