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Former Mormon bishop Gordon Bodily was sentenced in 2001 to 21 months in federal prison for luring a 17-year-old North Carolina girl to Utah for sex. He was also sentenced to 24 months probation after the prison term and ordered to undergo sex offender treatment.
He was also a former high school gym teacher.
from “RANDY BISHOP HAD SEX WITH GIRL OF 15“:
“A RANDY bishop is facing 10 years in jail after admitting having steamy sex sessions with an under-age girl.
Bishop Gordon Bodily pleaded guilty to luring a 17-year-old girl to Salt Lake City to have sex with him by posing as a teenage member of the Mormon Church on the internet.
Bodily admitted meeting the North Carolina girl in February through a teen chatroom focusing on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Mormon bishop originally pretended to be a 19-year-old.
After the relationship began to include sexual conversations on the phone, Bodily admitted to being a 51-year-old man.
A few months later he invited the girl to Utah, telling her parents she would be visiting colleges and Mormon landmarks.
The two had sex at a Salt Lake City motel several times over a three-day period in June.
Bodily has since been removed from his position as a bishop and excommunicated.
He also stands to lose his job as a physical education teacher at night school.
Under Utah law, it is illegal for a person to have sex with a 16- or 17-year-old if they are 10 or more years older than the minor. Bodily will be sentenced in March when he appears at the District Court. “
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- Alleged failure to report by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by global LDS leaders? no
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