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  • Gillespie, William W
  • Alias(es): n/a
  • Gender: Male

Case summary

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08/25/89

Alabama

LDS William W. Gillespie was “charged by separate indictments with four instances of first
degree sexual abuse and one instance of first degree sodomy. He was found by jury to be
guilty on three of the charges of first degree sexual abuse of little children.” “the prosecutor
asserted that “We believe we can show that the defendant was charged with incest with his
own daughter in a church court, and she (his wife) was aware of those charges. The result
of that is, he was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”.

The Church records of excommunication were destroyed and the judge disallowed any
questions regarding his prior child abuse until witnesses ****jn from the Church, a church
official.”

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Gillespie-William w Gillespie-William W Gillespie v State.pdf

http://law.iustia.com/cases/alabama/court-of-appeals-criminal/1989/549-so-2d-640-0.html

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LDS/Mormon church membership history

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LDS mission information

The accused did not serve a full-time LDS mission.

LDS temple marriage information

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Alleged crime(s)

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LDS church response(s)

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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.

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