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Lemmon spoke to a group of women on the BYU campus Thursday night as part of a monthlong lecture series titled "What's Lurking in Utah Valley? We try to do everything we can to combat it, but it happens." Four sexual assaults were reported on the BYU campus last year, and Lemmon said there is a rape reported nationally every 5.8 minutes.
" to raise awareness "The sexual predator is alive and well in this community as well as over the world," Lemmon told the women. Lemmon said most Provo residents are religious and have a tendency to stigmatize discussion of sexual assault and sometimes to demonize the survivor.
"I'm a perversion to the good saints of my church," wrote the victim, who said she wished she were dead.
Tragic thoughts like these are common among rape victims in Provo, Lemmon said.
Lemmon said rape survivors need to understand that God still loves them, that they are still "clean and pure," and that they have their whole lives ahead of them. In a rape setting, there is no loss of virtue or chastity.' " Lemmon said the Internet, especially through cyber-sex chat rooms, has created a new type of sexual predator "that is more aggressive, that is more perverted" and more anonymous because predators can more easily conceal their identities. I have no empathy." Lemmon said women can protect themselves from date rapes by setting standards on who they date and demanding that they be met.
The law requires that the communication by the adult must be done intentionally and for purposes of sexual arousal or gratification.
A felony third degree in Texas is punishable by imprisonment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of 10 with a fine up to ,000.
A second degree felony is punishable by a prison term of at least two years and a maximum of 20.
"I don't want you to feel like this is Rapeville, USA, because it's not. He said he developed this opinion about 25 years ago when he moved to Provo and investigated the case of a first-semester freshman — the most common profile of a BYU rape victim — who was abducted while walking home from the campus library.
The man took her inside his car and drove to Kiwanis park where he raped and sodomized her and threw her out of the car.
The fine for a conviction of a second degree felony shall not exceed $10,000 The state and federal governments have committed large sums of money and other resources to the investigation and prosecution of people engaging in sexually suggestive activities with minors over the Internet.