was a Mormon bishopric member in Salt Lake City, Utah; arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl in his ward

Case Summary

04/11/13 Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Cesar Duran, “a member of the LDS bishopric in Orem Utah, was booked on
suspicion of two counts of sexually abusing a child. The child was a 13 year old girl and the
abuse happened in the church building when the family helped to clean the building.”

from KUTV:

“A member of an LDS bishopric in Orem has been accused of sexual abuse of a teenage girl in his ward.

Cesar Duran, 31, was booked into the Utah County Jail on Tuesday on suspicion of two counts of sexually abusing a child. The charges are a first degree felony.

In response to the investigation, the LDS Church issued this statement:

“The Church has zero tolerance for abuse of any kind. Those found guilty of these actions are subject to the demands of the law and also face Church discipline. The welfare of victims is our utmost concern and church leaders will continue to offer counseling and other resources to help in the healing process.””

Sources
  1. Utah Mormon church counselor arrested in child sex-abuse case
    view source details | 11 Apr 2013 | The Salt Lake Tribune
  2. Orem Church Leader Arrested for Sexual Abuse -
    view source details | 12 Apr 2013 | Bishop-Accountability.org
  3. Member of LDS Bishopric Accused of Sexual Abuse
    view source details | 12 Apr 2013 | Bishop-Accountability.org
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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.