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LDS John Lee Cox “The defendant was convicted in the Circuit Court, Clackamas County,
(Dale Jacobs, Judge), of two counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree
attempted rape, and he appealed.
Before trial, he moved to suppress evidence of a statement that he had made on August 28,
1985, after he was indicted, to Beck, a marriage counselor and Mormon clergyman. In that
statement, defendant admitted that he had had sexual intercourse with the victim,
his step-daughter, once after he had joined the Mormon Church. The court denied the
At trial, defendant moved separately to strike Beck’s testimony and for a mistrial. The court
denied the motions. Defendant assigns the three rulings as errors. He asserts that they
violated the clergy-penitent privilege under OEC 506. We agree and reverse. ”
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LDS mission information
The accused did not serve a full-time LDS mission.
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- Alleged failure to report by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by global LDS leaders? no
FLOODLIT is not aware whether the Mormon church paid any settlement amounts related to this case.