was an LDS church member in Louisiana; accused of sexual abuse; pleaded guilty; was convicted

Case Summary

Vernon Foster “was convicted [in or around 1985], pursuant to a guilty plea… of aggravated crime against nature.”

“A parole officer’s conclusion that a seven-year-old victim would suffer long-term effects as a result of the crime…. the sentence was ten years at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.”

“A lady who attends Foster’s Mormon Church, knows defendant and has never noticed any deviant behavior on his part toward her young sons.”

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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.