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LDS Luis Gonzales, a Bishop, “has been charged with 20 counts of child molestation, battery, rape, bigamy, stalking, and fraud. According to “The patriarch, polygamy, and power, Gonzales molested Tammy Steeves daughter over 30 times and told her to pray before being molested (Sacramento News & Review, 2003). The victim, alias Tammy Doe alleges, “The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been fully aware of this man’s illegal activities since 1998 and failed to do anything until the child molestation became public.”
The trial is being held in the Sacramento County Court House, Department 26 located on H Street. Nancy Cachrane is the Deputy District Attorney for Sacramento County, and is prosecuting this case against Luis Gonzales. (Tapestry Against Polygamy, July 2002)” https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content/the-patriarch-polygamy-and-power/15069/
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The accused did not serve a full-time LDS mission.
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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.