was a Mormon church member; pleaded guilty of child sexual abuse

Case Summary

04/17/12 Utah

LDS Keldon “KC” Severn Cook was charged with child abuse of a 14 year old boy whom
he met at EFY, “a religious conference for LDS youth, according to charging documents.
Police allege that Cook held a “position of trust” while acting in his role of youth counselor,
and for two years, the teen and Cook stayed in touch. Documents say Cook called the teen
one of his EFY little bros.”

Cook, police say, is 12 years older than the teen”

EFY counselor arrested for sex with teen Updated: Friday, April 17, 2015 | Larry D. Curtis

“Keldon S. Cook, 29, pleaded guilty in October to four third-degree felonies — one count of
attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and three counts of unlawful conduct with a 16- or
17-year-old — admitting in court documents that he had sexual contact with a then-1 6-year-
old boy that he met years earlier at an Especially For Youth overnight program at Brigham
Young University.”

Cook was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

“The sexual contact occurred between March 2014 and March 2015, according to court
records Prison ordered for former Mormon youth program counselor who sexually abused
teen.”

By jessica miller The Salt Lake Tribune
Published: November 30, 2015 03:34PM
Updated: March 4, 2016 06:15PM

Sources
  1. Prison ordered for former Mormon youth program counselor who sexually abused teen
    view source details | 30 Nov 2015 | The Salt Lake Tribune
  2. EFY counselor arrested for sex with teen
    view source details | 17 Apr 2015 | KUTV
  3. Former EFY counselor pleads guilty to sexual contact with teen
    view source details | 23 Oct 2015 | KSL
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Mormon Sexual Abuse Map

International map of locations where active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perpetrated or allegedly perpetrated sexual abuse or other sex crimes, or where LDS leaders failed or allegedly failed to help abuse survivors.