was a Mormon church member in Spanish Fork, Utah; tried to meet 13 year old girl met online for sex; police arrested in sting operation; convicted forcible sexual abuse and attempted lewdness involving a child

Case Summary

Ryan Chad Sherry was a mormon in Spanish Fork, Utah. Tried meeting a 13 year old for sex in Provo, Utah. When he arrived he was arrested by police who arrested and charged with four 2nd Degree Felony charges, Attempted Rape of a Child, Attempted Sodomy on a Child, Attempted Aggravated Sex Abuse of a Child, and Enticing A Minor Over the Internet. Convicted of FORCIBLE SEXUAL ABUSE a 2nd Degree Felony and ATTEMPTED – LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD- Class A Misdemeanor

Sentenced in prison:
FORCIBLE SEXUAL ABUSE a 2nd Degree Felony/ 1-5 years/prison term suspended

Sentenced in jail:
FORCIBLE SEXUAL ABUSE a 2nd Degree Felony/ 90 days jail term
ATTEMPTED LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD a Class A Misdemeanor/ 1 year jail term/credit 13 days

Probation:
36 months

4TH DISTRICT COURT – PROVO
UTAH COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH
STATE OF UTAH vs. RYAN C SHERRY
CASE NUMBER 151400591 State Felony

CHARGES

Charge 1 – 76-5-404 – FORCIBLE SEXUAL ABUSE – 2nd Degree Felony
Offense Date: February 25, 2015
Location: UTAH COUNTY
Plea: June 22, 2015 No Contest
Disposition: June 22, 2015 No Contest

Charge 2 – 76-9-702.5 – ATTEMPTED – LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: February 25, 2015
Location: UTAH COUNTY
Plea: June 22, 2015 No Contest
Disposition: June 22, 2015 No Contest

SENTENCE PRISON

Based on the defendant’s conviction of FORCIBLE SEXUAL ABUSE a 2nd Degree Felony, the defendant is sentenced to an indeterminate term of not less than one year nor more than fifteen years in the Utah State Prison.

The prison term is suspended.

SENTENCE JAIL

Based on the defendant’s conviction of FORCIBLE SEXUAL ABUSE a 2nd Degree Felony, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 90 day(s) in the Utah County Jail.

Based on the defendant’s conviction of ATTEMPTED LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 1 year(s) in the Utah County Jail.The total time suspended for this charge is 1 year(s).
Credit is granted for 13 day(s) previously served.

SENTENCE JAIL SERVICE NOTE

Defendant is ordered to serve 30 days in work diversion, by completing 5 days per month, and the remaining 47 days maybe on GPS through a private provider. Defendant may do the GPS and the work diversion at the same time.

SENTENCE JAIL CONCURRENT/CONSECUTIVE NOTE
Counts one and two are concurrent to each other

ORDER OF PROBATION
The defendant is placed on probation for 36 month(s).
Probation is to be supervised by Adult Probation and Parole.
Defendant to serve 90 day(s) jail

Sources
  1. Offender Details Ryan C. Sherry
    view source details | 21 Apr 2024 | I Crime
  2. Police arrest man accused of attempting to lure 13-year-old girl
    view source details | 26 Feb 2015 | ABC 4
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