was an LDS church member; pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse

Case Summary

03/07/72 Washington

LDS Dennis David Collins, a Letter from scout executive Robert H. Lamott to BSA

National Council Paul 1 Ernst. “Dear Paul 1 Regret to inform you that one of our cub-
masters has pleaded guilty to an indecent liberties charge. Hear are the facts: — was
arrested in 1959 as a disorderly person. No known disposition of case. Was arrested in

1963 on a State Vagrancy charge…. picking up young boys, buying beer for them. Jan, 1972
pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a 10 year old boy. Also involved with 3 boys, ages 9,
10, 11 . Committed oral and rectal sodomy on one boy.”

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.