was a Mormon church member and boy scout leader in Arroyo Grande, California; accused of sex abuse; found guilty of voyeurism charges in or before 1972, and found guilty of sexual abuse charges in 1976; sentenced in 1976 or 1977 to prison; died in 1987

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LDS Jayne Allen Furness “was tried and found guilty as a sex offender and is now incarcerated.” Furness was charged with 16 felony counts with children and, “did willfully and unlawfully have and accomplish as act of sexual intercourse with a female person, to wit (redacted) not his wife, who was than and there under the age of eighteen years, to wit, sixteen years.”

  1. Perversion Files
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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.