was a Mormon church member in the Sacramento, California area (Carmichael); accused of child sexual exploitation; pleaded guilty; as of March 2024, lives in Roseville, California as a registered sex offender

Case Summary

This case arose in 2011 in Carmichael, California.

Mormon church member Dustin Cassady was arrested by FBI investigators after they allegedly found a stash of child pornography on his computer.

He pleaded guilty.

FLOODLIT is seeking information regarding Cassady’s sentencing.

Cassady graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah in 2006. BYU is operated by the LDS church.

As of March 2024, Cassady lives in Roseville, California as a registered sex offender.

Sources
  1. LDS Youth Leader Accused Of Possessing Child Porn
    view source details | 24 Jan 2011 | CBS Sacramento
  2. Dustin Scott Cassady
    view source details | 4 Mar 2024 | Offender Radar
  3. Carmichael Man Pleads Guilty to Sharing Child Pornography
    view source details | 15 May 2012 | FBI.gov
Sources excerpts
  • LDS Youth Leader Accused Of Possessing Child Porn
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: CBS Sacramento
    Date published/accessed: 24 Jan 2011
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    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) -- Federal investigators have arrested a youth leader at a local ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints after allegedly finding a stash of child pornography on his computer.

    Dustin Cassady, 29, was targeted in an FBI sting operation that led investigators to his Carmichael home late last week.

    In the legal complaint, authorities accused Cassady of possessing numerous pictures on his hard drive of children engaged in sexual acts, and other pictures of children from his own church.

    FBI agents said the suspect took pictures of the shirtless children at the church without their knowledge, and would also befriend children at the church by buying them gifts. Cassady's behavior is consistent with someone who preys on children, investigators said.

    No local church representatives were available for comment.

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    Dustin Scott Cassady
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: Offender Radar
    Date published/accessed: 4 Mar 2024
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    Carmichael Man Pleads Guilty to Sharing Child Pornography
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: FBI.gov
    Date published/accessed: 15 May 2012
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