was a Mormon church member in Cambridge, UK; accused of child sexual abuse after his twin brother Martyn Conway was convicted of child sexual abuse; in both cases; the victim was the same underage boy

Case Summary

The following information comes from news reports:

1979 – Cambridge, UK – Mormon church member John Patrick Conway was a “former postman and church missionary denies six charges of indecent assault on a boy under 14 between April 1979 and May 1986. His twin brother Martyn has admitted six charges of sexual assault on the same boy. The brothers, aged 50, befriended the boy at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cherry Hinton where many of the assaults took place, Cambridge Crown Court heard yesterday.”

John “claims either his brother Martyn Conway “tricked” the boy into thinking it was actually him for seven years
or the victim genuinely could not distinguish the difference between them both.”

John Patrick along with his brother Martyn (who was convicted for child sexual abuse and branded as a predatory pedophile with convictions in 1990 and again in 2006) met the victim at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The jury has been told that Martyn Conway began the sex with the boy – and John Conway would ask the boy what his brother had done and then repeat it.” The victim “said the abuse by the brothers stopped between 1980 and 1982 when they went away to be missionaries but it started again within six months of their return.”

‘Brothers began abusing boy when he was aged 5’ (UK) Cambridge News 5/24/2010 John Goode

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