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Daniella Rivera

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Daniella Rivera is an investigative journalist with a passion for serving the public through seeking and reporting truth. She joined the KSL team in September 2021.

Sandy case highlights challenges tracking sex offenders who move across state lines

The KSL Investigators have been following the case of a convicted sex offender from California who moved into a Sandy neighborhood but did not show up on Utah's registry for nearly a year. Now, we don't know where he is, but we do know he's not a resident at the latest address he gave to authorities.
2 days ago

Utah’s AG says legislative audit will find ‘no smoking gun,’ responds to KSL records battle

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is under the microscope, facing increased scrutiny from the public and from state lawmakers who voted this week to audit his office.
14 days ago

How does the AG spend his time? Utah’s top cop wants to keep his calendar secret 

What's Utah’s top law enforcer up to on a daily basis? Attorney General Sean Reyes is working to keep that a secret.
16 days ago

Newly created sex offense management board looking into issues with Utah’s registry

Utah’s Sex Offense Management Board is looking into issues with the state’s registry and discussed a recent KSL Investigation during its public meeting on Wednesday.
29 days ago

‘Not acceptable’: KSL investigation reveals 100+ sex offenders missing from registry, prompts internal audit

The Utah Department of Corrections is auditing the state’s sex offender registry and hiring additional staff after the KSL Investigators discovered more than 100 convicted sex offenders missing from the registry.
1 month ago

Utahn says she wasn’t told her perpetrator was up for release, Utah parole board promises to do better

A survivor of sexual abuse said Utah’s Board of Pardons and Parole has repeatedly failed to notify her about her assailant’s parole hearings.
2 months ago

Jodi Hildebrandt’s niece reported mistreatment to police in 2010 

New police records obtained by the KSL Investigators reveal Jodi Hildebrandt’s niece reported the licensed mental health counselor to police in 2010 for mistreatment while in her care.
3 months ago

‘This process is not working’: Utahns frustrated with state review of crime victim complaints

After exhausting all avenues for justice, Utah women say they faced more confusion and bureaucracy from the one place they thought would help them: Utah's Council on Victims of Crime.
3 months ago

Many cases, few prosecutions: KSL Investigators examine Utah’s ‘second look’ review of rape cases

The KSL Investigators examine a unique process designed to give Utah’s victims of crime a second shot at seeking justice. The state law, HB281, passed in 2019 with broad support. Dozens of accusers have sought reviews of uncharged sexual assault cases.
3 months ago

Utah Division of Professional Licensing looks to take action on Jodi Hildebrandt’s credentials

A Utah mental health counselor — Jodi Hildebrandt — arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse last week could be granted pretrial release as soon as Friday, and her license to practice is still active.
3 months ago

Drug testing doubt: Utah’s child welfare agency shares results of internal audit

Utah’s child welfare agency has released the results of an audit into drug testing related complaints that was conducted in response to questions from the KSL Investigators.
3 months ago

One year on, still no ruling from DA on deaths of 2 Utahns held facedown in handcuffs

The KSL Investigators examine deaths of Utahns who died after being pinned facedown in police custody and why Salt Lake County’s top prosecutor says these sorts of investigations take time.
3 months ago

Convicted child sex offender facing new charges arrested after KSL Investigation

A man convicted of raping a child in Louisiana now faces new charges of sexually abusing a child in Utah and failing to register as a sex offender.
4 months ago

Utah judge overrides probation plea deal, sentences entrepreneur to prison

A “gifted swindler,” and “dangerous predator” – words women used to describe a Utah entrepreneur during his sentencing hearing Friday.
4 months ago

Utah child sex offender on the run arrested by Las Vegas Metro Police

A convicted child sex offender from Utah who has been on the run for weeks is now in custody. The KSL Investigators first reported on new charges filed against Christopher Law while he was still on parole.
4 months ago

Location unknown: KSL Investigates Utah’s missing sex offenders 

The KSL Investigators analyzed Utah’s sex offender registry finding hundreds of convicted sex offenders across the state are not in compliance.  
4 months ago

Details of violent prison incident not shared with parole board before convicted rapist’s release

Utah’s Department of Corrections confirmed to the KSL Investigators it failed to provide details about an assault case to the parole board, which could have kept a convicted rapist now accused of reoffending behind bars.
5 months ago

Utah book challenges by the numbers: A KSL investigation

KSL investigated the number of book challenges in each of Utah's 41 school districts. This is what we discovered in the data.
5 months ago

Gun deaths hit record high in the US; most in Utah are suicides  

Gun deaths in the United States hit a record high in the first year of the pandemic. Now a new report shows they climbed even higher in 2021.  
6 months ago

Self-defense or road rage? Utah Supreme Court hears arguments in case involving self-defense law

Utah's Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in the first challenge of Utah's 2021 self-defense law. The KSL Investigators first reported on unintended consequences of the legislation that is modeled after a Florida law.
7 months ago

The challenge of consent: Utah’s rape law & low prosecution rate

“Listen up,” Rayley Wadsworth pleaded with social media users in a video filmed inside a stationary car last month. “If you’re in Utah, or a woman in Utah, please listen for just a second.”
7 months ago

For Utah renters, escaping abuse can come at a cost

If you live with an abusive partner, you should be able to move out and break your lease without a penalty. That’s the idea behind domestic violence protections for Utah renters. But the KSL Investigators found it’s not always the reality.
8 months ago

Utah’s DCFS stops using drug testing company following KSL reports on claims of false positives

Utah’s Division of Child and Family Services is no longer contracting with a drug testing company embroiled in litigation and doubt. Following questions from the KSL Investigators, the state’s child welfare agency is also conducting an audit of its response to complaints from families.
9 months ago

Bill that would change how social workers are licensed in Utah advances to the Senate

The bill's sponsor believes it will remove unnecessary barriers to the field, while critics say the bill gets rid of an important safety measure and could put the public at risk.
10 months ago