I'm Jeremy & am 20 years old. My first cousin, Justin Herron, sexually abused me when I was 16 and he was 23.
He seduced me over a period of time and then he put me in bad situation when I went over to his apartment one night. I knew what he wanted, plus he was my ride home and I didn't want to do anything with him. But since he put me in the situation where I was scared, confused, I told him what he wanted to hear and did what I thought he wanted me to do so I could be taken home.
The past 4 years of my life have been hell because of this. I've been traumatized and it will affect me the rest of my life. Plus on top of it I have had Major depression since I was 13 and am still struggling with the depression.
We tried pressing charges for rape but the salt lake county police department detective said since I so called Consented we could not get charges on him for rape. Plus we couldn't get statutory rape because they (Salt Lake County Police Department Detective) told me that when you are 16 and 17 years old the person has to be 10 years older to be able to press charges for statutory rape.
Then I tried for the incest law since it was my first cousin. But they told me that Sodomy is not included so I couldn't press charges for that. Or in others words since it was male to male they couldn't do anything but if I was a female we could have press charges against my cousin for the Incest Law.
Justin Herron a sexual predator got away with sexually abusing his cousin.
If you want I can have my consular Derek verify what Justin Herron did was sexual abuse.
Justin's childhood was bad and he was abused and never got the helped that he needed and still needs. Justin is a high school dropout and never got his GED or High School Diploma but was able to get hired on by Salt Lake County because he took some classes at the DATC and messed around with his computer all day since he dropped out of high school. Plus is mother happened to work for the salt lake county.
My complaint is that Justin Herron a Sex Offender that got away with the abuse is the Personal Computer Technician & Site Webmaster at Criminal Justice Services department of Salt Lake County in Utah.
I want the public to know that the have an unregistered Sex Offender working in Criminal Justice Services and how he got away with the abuse. I've tried everything legally that I can but the Laws protect the Sex Offender.
I hope this story will give courage to other male victims to come out and stop the abuse that is getting shoved under the rug here in Utah.
North Salt Lake, Utah