was an LDS church member; pleaded guilty to trafficking and kidnapping

About Joseph Atwater

Joseph Atwater Mormon Sex Crime Case Summary

09/30/05 Australia

Joseph Carlton Atwater, “a man of high standing” in the LDS Church pled guilty to
one count of stalking and one count of kidnapping involving two minors. He exposed
himself; showed pornographic images and sketches to the children. “The former missionary
sneaked into the teenagers’ house at night without their parents’ knowledge and entered the
bedrooms of their younger siblings, the court was told.” “Judge Campton said Atwater had
the support of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and said a bishop described
him as “of high-standing in the church, devoted to his wife, family and grandchildren.”

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