North Sentenced to 50+ Years for Child Sexual Abuse

A Vernal man originally charged with 16 felony counts related to child sexual abuse has been sentenced to prison. 43-year-old Lloyd Vincent North was arrested on March 8th after police were informed of possible abuse of a 5-year-old child. According to court documents, North admitted to abusing his girlfriend’s son on multiple occasions. North faced 16 felony charges including sodomy on a child and aggravated sexual abuse on a child. In April, North entered Not Guilty pleas on all 16 charges. In June, counsel indicated that a plea agreement had been reached and North changed his plea to Guilty on one 1st degree felony count of Sodomy on a Child, one 1st degree felony count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child, and one second degree felony count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. The remaining 13 charges were dismissed with prejudice. North was sentenced on Tuesday in 8th District Court receiving 25 years for each 1st degree felony charge and 1 to 15 years for the second degree felony charge for a minimum sentence of 51 years.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.