Child Abuse

Physical, sexual and emotional child sexual abuse is extremely damaging to the well-being of the child and can have a devastating impact to the child throughout his/her life.   Through their criminal acts, child sexual abuse perpetrators can inflict severe physical, emotional, and psychological trauma on their victims; the effects can be long-lasting with an arduous healing process.

 

The Cache County Attorney’s Office understands the serious ramifications of child abuse and vigorously seeks justice for victims in our County.  Our attorneys are experienced and specially trained.   Child abuse cases are vertically prosecuted, which means that one specialized deputy district attorney who understands the psychological impact of sexual crimes, handles the case from beginning to end.  Thus, throughout the criminal justice process, victims will need to deal with only one attorney and one victim advocate.

 

Because Utah has a mandatory reporting law with regards to child abuse, people have a duty to report any child abuse.  By reporting crimes, victims help bring a perpetrator to justice and prevent further offenses. Reporting a crime and cooperating with the police also makes victims eligible for free counseling and for other compensation from the state’s fund for victims of violent crime.

 

Please help us STOP child abuse and neglect. If you suspect abuse or neglect is occurring, call the Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline at 1-855-323-3237. Call 911 first if a child is in immediate danger.