Failure to Protect

Prosecutors filed felony charges in a Salt Lake City rape case from 2019, but later reduced them to...
Daniella Rivera

Could making this change help Utah improve sexual assault prosecutions?

Only a fraction of sexual assaults reported to police in Utah result in criminal charges for the perpetrator, but a legislative proposal could potentially change that.
1 month ago
a poster celebrating sexual assault awareness...
Daniella Rivera

‘Please report’: Salt Lake County leaders urge survivors of sexual assault to come forward

To kick off sexual assault awareness month, advocates and law enforcers are drawing attention to Utah’s low sexual assault reporting rate.
2 months ago
Joshua Homer appears in court in Weber County on Oct. 18, 2022....
Daniella Rivera and Keira Fairmont, KSL-TV

Rapist at the center of KSL Investigation ‘Failure to Protect’ pleads guilty

Guilty: An accused serial predator in Utah, who’s had more than a decade of allegations against him is now a convicted rapist following a KSL Investigation.
2 months ago
More than two dozen people packed a parole board hearing room on March 5, 2024, to support survivor...
Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV

Utah parole board reconsidering sex offender’s release after hearing from victims

In a packed parole hearing Monday, survivors urged Utah’s Board of Pardons and Parole to keep a repeat sexual offender behind bars. The hearing followed reporting by the KSL Investigators about failures to notify victims that their perpetrators are up for parole and ongoing efforts to improve the system.
3 months ago
Leah Moses...
Annie Knox

Utah lawmakers pass ‘Om’s Law,’ focused on child safety in custody decisions

Utah lawmakers gave final passage to bill requiring judges to consider evidence of domestic violence raised in child custody cases.
3 months ago
Proposed legislation aimed at boosting Utah's low sexual assault prosecution rate appears to be sta...
Daniella Rivera

Will lawmakers consider bill to boost Utah’s low rate of sex assault prosecutions?

Imagine being sexually assaulted, reporting to police, getting a forensic exam at the hospital and still being told your perpetrator can't be prosecuted under Utah's current rape law. That happens more than you might think, but Utah lawmakers have been reluctant to adopt what experts say is a sound solution.
4 months ago
Cami Johnson speaks with the KSL Investigators in January 2024....
Daniella Rivera

‘This is a mistake’: Utah woman shocked to learn perpetrator granted parole just months after sentencing

A Utah woman fought for years to hold her perpetrator accountable only to find out via a text that he'd been granted parole just a few months after his sentencing. The KSL Investigators report on challenges in notifying victims of parole hearings and what Utah’s parole board says it's doing to fix that.
4 months ago
Republican Representative Tyler Clancy of Provo is sponsoring legislation aimed at improving Utah's...
Daniella Rivera

Provo lawmaker sponsoring bill aimed at improving Utah’s justice system for crime victims

A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring legislation aimed at improving Utah’s justice system for victims of crime.
5 months ago
man and a woman have a conversation at a table...
Daniella Rivera

Troubling Trend: KSL Investigators uncover sexual assault cases closed without attempts to contact suspects

Sexual assault reports to police collecting dust or closed all together, without a key interview ever taking place – It's a troubling trend uncovered by the KSL Investigators who have been digging into gaps in Utah's justice system for more than a year.
5 months ago
An internal audit of Utah’s Sex Offender Registry not only confirmed a recent KSL Investigation t...
Daniella Rivera

Audit prompted by KSL Investigation confirms hundreds of convicted sex offenders missing from Utah’s registry

An internal audit of Utah’s Sex Offender Registry not only confirmed a recent KSL Investigation that found convicted sex offenders missing from the registry, but revealed the number of people who did not appear on the registry is higher than we initially knew.
5 months ago
Cami Johnson reported to police in 2017 that she was drugged and sexually assaulted by her ex-husba...
Daniella Rivera

Sexual assault survivor says delays in police investigation allowed perpetrator to attack a teenager

A Utah woman said delays in properly investigating her report of sexual assault allowed her perpetrator to remain free and attack a teenage girl more than a year later. The KSL Investigators examined the timeline of multiple investigations involving the same man.
6 months ago
Utah’s newly created Sex Offense Management Board, created in response to a KSL Investigation, re...
Daniella Rivera

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.
7 months ago
Utah online sex offender registry...
Daniella Rivera & Keira Fairmont, KSL TV

‘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.
7 months ago
Joshua Homer at a court appearance....
Daniella Rivera & Keira Fairmont

New sexual assault charges filed against accused serial rapist at center of KSL Investigation

An accused serial rapist at the center of a KSL Investigation is facing additional sexual assault charges.
7 months ago
Utah Board of Pardons and Parole...
Daniella Rivera

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.
7 months ago
Salt Lake City police body camera video shows Megan speaking with officers and medics  in March 202...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera

Utahns most vulnerable to sexual assault face doubt, stigmas in reporting

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.
8 months ago
a meeting of men and women at a table...
Daniella Rivera, Keira Fairmont and Annie Knox

‘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.
9 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, Keira Fairmont and Annie Knox

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.
9 months ago
A mug shot of Glendell Clark from 2017. (Salt Lake County Jail)...
Daniella Rivera

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.
10 months ago
Nathanael Holzapfel...
Daniella Rivera, Annie Knox & Keira Fairmont

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.
10 months ago
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Daniella Rivera & Keira Fairmont, KSL TV

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.
10 months ago
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Daniella Rivera and Keira Fairmont, KSL TV 

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.  
10 months ago
The fugitive Christopher Law, who is on the run from police. (KSL TV)...
Daniella Rivera and Keira Fairmont, KSL-TV

Police believe Utah child sex offender facing new charges has fled to California

Bountiful police are seeking the public’s assistance in finding a convicted child sex offender who is on the run and faces new sexual assault charges in Utah.
11 months ago
Christopher Law...
Daniella Rivera and Keira Fairmont, KSL TV

Convicted child sex offender on the run, charged with raping a minor while on parole

A convicted child sex offender is on the run after being charged with sexually assaulting a teenager while on parole, raising serious questions about how he had unsupervised access to a minor.
11 months ago

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