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Sexual Assault & Anti-Violence Information

Stalking

Stalking is repeated harassment or invasions of privacy leaving a person in fear for her/his safety or the safety of loved ones. Stalking may include:

  • physically following another person
  • repeatedly making unwanted contact with another person (i.e. coming to the person's home, sending letters, emails, phone calls, text messages, messages through another person, etc.)
  • closely observing a person's actions for an extended period of time
  • inappropriately contacting a person's family members or friends

Stalking is against the law in the State of Utah. Depending on its severity, stalking can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.

Legal Definitions

The Utah Criminal Code (state statutes or laws that describe what criminal behavior is) describes the official legal elements of stalking. To read Utah laws regarding stalking:

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