was a Mormon church member and scout leader in Idaho; accused of sexual abuse; convicted, sentenced to prison

Personal information

  • Hagen, Billy Joe
  • Gender: Male

Case summary

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04/03/75 McCall, Idaho

LDS Billy Joe Hagen “Convicted of Lewd Conduct with a Minor in April, 1975 (boys 13,14
& 16 Jan – Mar, 1975) in McCall, Idaho.”

Perpetrator: Hagen, Billy Joe – Mormon
Place: Caldwell, Nampa

Troop & Location: Ore-lda Council 106, Post 118

Years in BSA: Put in IV Files in 1976, Scouting from 1975-1976


Timeline for Bill Joe Hagan:

DOB: 01/7/1936 (SSN Issued in Idaho)


At age 36, Hagen married . They had two children.


Convicted of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Minor Under Sixteen. (Obtained
Police Report from McCall Police Department.


McCall Police Department Offense Report indicates Hagen is divorced with two


Placed on IV Files. BSA Confidential Record Sheet indicates his religion as “First
Christian Church.”


Died in Nampa at age 68 of natural causes. Funeral service took place at the
Nampa 21 Ward LDS Chapel in April of 2005. HAGEN-Billy Joe Hagen.pdf

In 1976 Hagen was placed on the BSA Confidential file but then re-registered on 1/1/1977
Post 118 Nampa Idaho.

There is a letter in the files dated May 17,1976 from John D Warnick, Scout Executive to
the Registration Service BSA in north Brunswick, N.J. Regarding Bill Joe Hagen as follows:
“Gentlemen: I have just completed an investigation into the above Scouter of the Ore-lda
Council as follows: Offense Report-DR/75-86, April 9, 1975. Lewd and Lascivious conduct
with child. Conduct was with 4 boys, ages 15, 14, and two 16 years of age. Acts committed
on January 25,1975, March 21, 1975, and March 28, 1975. Warrant charging seven (&)
counts of Lewd Conduct were acquired. Mr. Bill Hagen admitted to one count-others were
dropped. Convicted-served 120 days in State Institution and received 9 years probation.

Offense was committed in McCall, Idaho on above dates Mr. Hagen was forced to

leave town upon his release. He now resides in Nampa, Idaho. I have notified the minister
and we await your decision as to my next action. Action needs to be taken as soon as
possible. Sincerely Yours, John D. Warnick, Scout Executive.”

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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

FLOODLIT is not aware whether the accused was married in a Mormon temple.

LDS church positions ever held by the accused: Scout leader
LDS church positions held by the accused at the time of the 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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