was an LDS church member in Utah; accused of sexual abuse

Case Summary

“1st case: Detectives with the South Jordan Police Department began investigating Kami Lee Chesnut after a mother reported her teenage daughter was given alcohol and molested by Chesnut, according to an indictment filed in 3rd District Court. The woman told police her daughter and her daughter’s girlfriend, both 17, went over the Chesnut’s house in June “”to get drunk,”” the indictment states. Chesnut’s 23-year-old live-in girlfriend was reportedly also present, and has been charged with providing alcohol to minors. “”After drinking for a while, the Defendant [Chesnut] talked about all of the women showing their breasts,”” the indictment states. When the daughter pulled up her shirt, Chesnut is said to have fondled her breasts, and later gotten on top of her and kissed her on the lips, according to detectives.

2nd case: The detective assigned to the case states in court documents that, while investigating Chesnut, she was contacted by a woman who said Chesnut had engaged in an unlawful sexual relationship with her in 2014, when the woman was 16. The woman told the detective that Chesnut worked “”in the LDS young women’s program,”” when Chesnut began a sexual relationship with her. She told police the two would have sexual intercourse in church parking lots, court documents state.

The woman was interviewed at the Children’s Justice Center once when she and Chesnut were caught kissing in a church parking lot, she told the detective, but stated she lied during the interview. Chesnut and the woman were ordered not to have contact after the interview, but the woman told police Chesnut gave her a cell phone and they continued their relationship. The woman told police she moved in with Chesnut and her husband when she turned 18, and continued living with Chesnut after she and her husband divorced, until 2018.”

3RD DIST. COURT – WEST JORDAN
SALT LAKE COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH
STATE OF UTAH vs. KAMI LEE CHESNUT
CASE NUMBER 191404312 State Felony
CHARGES

Charge 1 – 76-5-401 – UNLAW SEX ACTIVITY WITH A MINOR – 3rd Degree Felony(amended to) – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: June 20, 2019
Location: SALT LAKE COUNTY
Plea: June 09, 2021 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 10, 2022 Guilty

SENTENCE JAIL
Based on the defendant’s conviction of UNLAW SEX ACTIVITY WITH A MINOR a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 364 day(s) The total time suspended for this charge is 364 day(s).
Defendant is sentenced to serve 180 day(s) of home confinement.
SENTENCE JAIL CONCURRENT/CONSECUTIVE NOTE
If/when sentence is imposed case to run concurrent to 191404312

—3RD DIST. COURT – WEST JORDAN
SALT LAKE COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH
STATE OF UTAH vs. KAMI LEE CHESNUT
CASE NUMBER 191404313 Other Misdemeanor
Defendants KAMI LEE CHESNUT, MARISSA JANEA BEAN are linked.
CHARGES

Charge 1 – 76-5-401.2(2)(B)(I) – UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONDUCT W/ 16-17 YEAR OLD -INTERCOURSE – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: June 19, 2019
Location: SALT LAKE COUNTY
Plea: June 09, 2021 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 10, 2022 Guilty

Charge 2 – 32B-4-403(2)(B) – SELL, OFFER, FURNISH ALCOHOLIC PRODUCT TO A MINOR-KNOWINGLY – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: June 19, 2019
Location: SALT LAKE COUNTY
Plea: June 09, 2021 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 10, 2022 Guilty

Charge 3 – 32B-4-403(2)(B) – SELL, OFFER, FURNISH ALCOHOLIC PRODUCT TO A MINOR-KNOWINGLY – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: June 19, 2019
Location: SALT LAKE COUNTY
Plea: June 09, 2021 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 10, 2022 Guilty

Charge 4 – 76-9-702.1 – SEXUAL BATTERY – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: June 19, 2019
Location: SALT LAKE COUNTY
Plea: June 09, 2021 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 10, 2022 Dismissed w/ Prejudi

SENTENCE JAIL
Based on the defendant’s conviction of UNLAWFUL SEXUAL CONDUCT W/ 16-17 YEAR OLD – INTERCOURSE a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 364day(s) The total time suspended for this charge is 364day(s).
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CASE NUMBER: 191404313 Other Misdemeanor15
Based on the defendant’s conviction of SELL, OFFER, FURNISH ALCOHOLIC PRODUCT TO A MINOR -KNOWINGLY a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 364day(s) The total time suspended for this charge is 364day(s).
Based on the defendant’s conviction of SELL, OFFER, FURNISH ALCOHOLIC PRODUCT TO A MINOR -KNOWINGLY a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 364day(s) The total time suspended for this charge is 364day(s).
Defendant is sentenced to serve 180 day(s) of home confinement.
SENTENCE JAIL CONCURRENT/CONSECUTIVE NOTE
If/when sentence is imposed case to run concurrent with 191404312

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