was an LDS church member, sixth grade teacher and Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer in Farmington, Utah; admitted to trying to fondle several children he had been hired to tutor; pleaded guilty in 1988 to two felony counts of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child; local police had documented 52 alleged child sexual abuse incidents involving him

Case Summary

Oliver Eames was a convicted child sexual abuser in Utah.

In 1977, Eames was a singer in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

On February 3, 1988, Eames resigned from his job as a 6th grade teacher at Farmington Elementary School in Farmington, Utah.

In May 1988, Eames was sentenced to one year in prison for sexually abusing male students he was tutoring.

According to the BSA “perversion files” entry on Eames, local police had “documented 52 child sexual abuse incidents which he has been involved in.”

From the Deseret News on March 30, 1988:

” A former Davis County elementary school teacher has pleaded guilty in 2nd District Court to two counts of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child and faces possible consecutive prison terms of five years to life on each.

Oliver D. Eames, 39, 272 S. 25 West, Farmington, pleaded guilty to the two charges, both reduced from aggravated sexual abuse of a child, in a plea negotiation with the Davis County attorney’s office.Eames was a long-time teacher at Farmington Elementary School and private tutor. He resigned from teaching in January after an investigation into the charges began.

He is charged with repeatedly fondling young male students while tutoring them in January, Davis County Attorney Mel Wilson told Judge Rodney S. Page during Eames’s arraignment.

Aggravated sexual abuse and attempted aggravated sexual abuse are both first-degree felonies, carrying prison terms of five years to life and a fine of up to $10,000.

But by pleading guilty to attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child, Eames does not face the minimum mandatory prison sentence of 3, 6 or 9 years that the aggravated sexual abuse charge carries.

Page accepted Eames’s plea to the reduced charge and set sentencing for May 3.”

Sources
  1. EX-TEACHER ADMITS SEX ABUSE ATTEMPTS
    view source details | 30 Mar 1988 | Deseret News
  2. Former teacher sentenced
    view source details | 4 May 1988 | St. George Daily Spectrum
  3. Oliver D Eames - Perversion Files
    view source details | 13 May 2023 | Los Angeles Times
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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.