was once in a Mormon bishopric in Provo, Utah; pleaded guilty to multiple felonies, including rape of a 17-year-old girl

Donald Bills Case Summary

08/31/14 Provo, Utah

LDS Donald Nelson Bills, a Bishop in the LDS church “55, pleaded guilty Thursday to
forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony; object rape, a first-degree felony; forcible sexual
abuse, a second-degree felony; obstructing justice, a second-degree felony; and tampering
with a witness, a third-degree felony. In exchange for the plea, 10 additional charges were

The child was 17 years old. “Bills would talk to the girl often about his personal life, including
his experiences in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his service in an LDS
Church bishopric, and his absent sex life with his wife, according to the charges.”

“Bills used his position in an LDS bishopric to convince the girl that their behavior was not
inappropriate, according to the charges. He also told her that if their relationship was ever
discovered, she should say they had only kissed and that she had initiated it.”

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“father insisted Bills knew “exactly what he was doing” as he coaxed the teenager into a
relationship and then used manipulation and threats to hide it.

“1 will never forgive Donald Bills,” the father said. “My family and 1, we are hurting and
nobody that has never gone through this will ever understand.”

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