Arden Brett Bullock, the former Bountiful architect convicted in December 1986 of sexually abusing four children, will be given a restricted license to resume practicing architecture.
Under state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing requirements, Bullock will be required to inform his clients in writing that he may eventually go to prison, and therefore "may not be able to complete an engagement which is undertaken."Bullock is appealing his conviction before the Utah Supreme Court. He contends he was denied the right to review in advance the testimony of therapist Barbara Snow, who interviewed the abuse victims, because her testimony was based solely on memory.
In a March hearing before the DOPL's licensing board, Bullock maintained his innocence and argued he should be allowed to resume practice of his profession pending the outcome of his appeal.
Bullock is attempting to renew his license after inadvertently allowing it to lapse shortly before he was charged with sexual abuse.
If Bullock's conviction is affirmed, his license will automatically lapse. If the conviction is reversed and the case remanded for trial, the restricted license will remain in effect. If Bullock is convicted again, the license will again lapse, regardless of any appeals, the order says.