was an LDS church member; accused of sexual abuse

Case report

This case arose in 2014 in Layton, Utah.

LDS church member Timothy Morgan Butler “was arrested on March 25, 2014, after a 10-year-old girl accused him of touching her inappropriately, court records say. He told officers he sexually abused another child under the age of 10 around the same time as the first child, according to court records. Butler pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Butler told a judge he found God when serving jail time 20 years ago (he was ordered to serve a year sentence in the Davis County Jail 20 years ago for a drug possession charge) when he read the Book of Mormon. Timothy Morgan Butler explained as he spoke at a scheduled sentencing hearing before Judge Glen Dawson on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in 2nd District Court. Butler said he was a member of the LDS Church at that time.”

Standard-Examiner TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2016

Case facts

Case information sources

  1. Year-long sex abuse case ends in confession
    view source details | 5 Mar 2014 | KSL
  2. Timothy Morgan Butler
    view source details | 30 Dec 2022 | Offender Radar

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