Salt Lake City, UT asked in Criminal Law for Utah

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I have a friend that slept with a gal that was 17 almost 18 back in October of 2013. My friend was 25 at the time so he was 8 years older than her. He turned 26 a few months after they hooked up and she turned 18 a few months after as well. It was consensual.

It has been 8 years now.

Can my friend still get in trouble from the police? Can they arrest him if they find out about it?

Has the statute of limitations run so they cant do anything now? I believe the statute of limitations In 2013 was 4 years for this type of offense.

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Mike Branum
Mike Branum
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: The age of consent in Utah is 16, so this is not a statute of limitations issue. If the encounter was consensual when it occurred in 2013 then no crime was committed.

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