Utah Man Sentenced to Five Years to Life in Prison for Multiple Sex Crimes at Party in Davis County

Utah Man Sentenced to Five Years to Life in Prison for Multiple Sex Crimes at Party in Davis County

Kevin Linford, a man accused of assaulting multiple women at a party in Davis County last year, has been sentenced to five years to life in prison for multiple sex crimes. Linford, 46, was arrested on March 14 of this year and charged with 10 felonies and one misdemeanor. He ran a men’s group called The Wolf Pack, which he used to organize social events for single people.

According to the Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office Communications Manager Keith Chalmers, Linford used his position as the organizer of the group to prey on his victims. A judge sentenced Linford to five years to life at the Utah State Correctional Facility for first-degree felony rape and 1 to 15 years for each of the three counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse. The first-degree felony sentence will run consecutively to a recent Davis County sentence imposed on Mr. Linford for similar crimes, while the three second-degree felony convictions will run concurrently to the Davis County sentence.

The arrest documents state that one victim attended Linford’s party in Fruit Heights on August 6, 2022. She met Linford, who invited her into a bedroom and asked her to kiss him. Despite her objections, Linford allegedly forced himself on her and raped her. Another victim at the party told officers that Linford forcefully grabbed her hand and put it on his genitals while they were in the pool. She tried to escape, but he followed her and sexually assaulted her multiple times.

Video footage from the residence supports the second victim’s statement and was submitted as evidence. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill commended the bravery of the survivors for coming forward. However, he acknowledged that the sentence may not be long enough for the multiple victims of Linford’s conduct.

The Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office expressed appreciation for the hard work of their prosecutors, Andres Gonzalez and Sam Sutton, as well as their case manager for the victims, McKayla Greener, and their support staff.

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