Uintah County Sheriff’s Deputy Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct

A Uintah County Sheriff’s deputy is under investigation for sexual misconduct. According to Uintah County Sheriff Vance Norton, the allegations were made on August 27th while the deputy was off duty. “Due to the nature of the allegation, the deputy was placed on administrative leave and an independent agency was contacted to conduct the investigation,” says Sheriff Norton. “The case was turned over to the Utah Attorney General’s Office on the same day the allegations were made.” The investigation is ongoing and the deputy has returned to work in a non-law enforcement capacity. Sheriff Norton says no further comments will be made about the case until the Attorney General’s investigation is concluded. Sheriff Norton has committed to be transparent with information as he receives it and takes the allegation very serious.


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.