Personal information

  • Guinn, Gene A
  • Alias(es): n/a
  • Gender: Male

Case summary

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08/01/94 Dallas, Texas

LDS Gene A. Guinn “was excommunicated by the LDS Church for sexually assaulting at
least two children Guinn was sentenced to 68 years in prison. Guinn appealed his case on
the grounds that the testimony of Bishop Porter and President Harshaw should be stricken
from the record. “Guinn admitted he had sexual contact with a nine-year old girl from his
church” “Guinn confessed he had inappropriately touched other young girls.” He appealed
his case but the Court ruled that “In a proceeding regarding the abuse or neglect of a child,
evidence may not be excluded on the ground of privileged communication except in the
case of communications between an attorney and client.” GUINN-Gene Guinn 1 v the State

Gene GUINN, Appellant, v.The STATE of Texas, Appellee.

No. 05-00-01 251 -CR. | Nov. 20, 2001 .On Appeal from the Criminal District Court # 3,

Dallas 2001 WL 146681 6County, Texas, Trial Court Cause No. F00-01439-TJ. Copy in my

“Four other women who said Mr. Guinn had fondled or assaulted them when they were
children. All had met Mr. Guinn through church, including a young woman whose baptism

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had been organized by the defendant. Two testified that he fondled them in a church
building on Kiest Boulevard.

Testimony outside the jury’s presence showed that the trial was delayed for nearly two
years while prosecutors and attorneys for local and national branches of the Church of

Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints battled over subpoenaed records and testimony.

The church excommunicated Mr. Guinn after he admitted the molestation to at least two
church officials and during a church disciplinary hearing, according to testimony the jury
heard. The judge ordered various church records turned over to prosecutors.”

GUINN-Gene Guinn 2. Pdf


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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.

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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

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