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.
In this Failure to Protect report, a Utah woman told the KSL Investigators that police failed to fully investigate her report of a violent crime. Her experience shows the many barriers Utahns like her face in reporting sexual assault.
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.
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.
A former utility worker told the KSL Investigators the Utah man accused of threatening to kill President Joe Biden had previously waved and pointed a gun at him. It happened years before Craig Robertson was shot by FBI agents at his home in Provo last week.
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.
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.
Face criminal harassment calls aren’t just crimes, police say. They’re also an immense drain on emergency resources. The KSL investigators report on 'swatting,' the trend which has local law enforcement and the FBI concerned.