State v. Jok, 2021 UT 35 (July 22, 2021)

The court affirmed the court of appeals’ determination that the victim’s testimony was not inherently improbable, and held that the issue of inherent improbability is a challenge to the sufficiency  of evidence which is automatically preserved on appeal in cases like this arising from a bench trial, both under Utah R. Civ. P. 52(e), and by the nature of a bench trial, where the judge acts as the  fact-finder and has a duty to examine and make a finding on the sufficiency of the evidence.