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Utah County Attorney


On April 18, 2017, Paul Karl Vonstrahl, a 48- year-old former Utah County resident, pleaded guilty to Drug Distribution and four counts of Sexual Battery.

On June 26, 2017, the Honorable Judge Darold J. McDade sentenced Vonstrahl to a term of 0-5 years at the Utah State Prison for the 3rd degree felony (Drug Distribution) and 1 year each on the four counts of Sexual Battery, all class A misdemeanors. The court ordered that the sentences run consecutive to each other, thus giving Vonstrahl the maximum sentence.

Vonstrahl, beginning in November of 2014, engaged in horse- play with the 16-year-old female victim, during which her he kept touching her breasts. Also, during this same time period, Vonstrahl fashioned a can into a marijuana pipe and gave marijuana to the minor to smoke.