was a Mormon church member and scout leader in Idaho; convicted of lewd conduct with a minor in October 1991

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Personal information

  • Hardin, Jeffrey Lee
  • Alias(es): Jeff Hardin
  • Gender: Male

Case summary

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09/09/91 Idaho

LDS Jeff Hardin pleads guilty to sexually abusing a child at Camp Lemhi Boy Scout camp.

From Pedophiles At Scout Camp by Peter Zuckerman:

“August to April, 1987:

Jeff Hardin attends Ricks College in Rexburg (BYU-ldaho registrar). He was pursuing
a degree in counseling. (Chubbuck Police report)


Hardin, another waterfront instructor at Camp Little Lemhi, befriends a Scout he later
molests. (Chubbuck Police report)

Sept. 9, 1991 :

Between 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Hardin molests a child he met at camp at the child’s

Oct. 24, 1991:

Hardin is charged with lewd conduct with a child under 16, which he later pleads
guilty to committing. Hardin is released from jail on his own recognizance.

Dec. 15, 1991:

Hardin is sentenced. He is put on felony probation as a sex offender. (Criminal case)
Jan. 3, 1996:

Hardin is placed on unsupervised probation. (Criminal case)

July 21, 1997:

Hardin’s probation ends and the felony molestation conviction is reduced to a
misdemeanor. (Criminal case)

May 23, 2005:

Hardin molestation case unsealed.

Sources: Unless otherwise noted, the events described in this graphic were
described by sworn testimony, exhibits and records in Bonneville County civil case
CV-99-3416, Bonneville County civil case CV-03-1877, Bonneville County Criminal
case CR-97-2659, Bannock County civil case CV-05-812OC, Bannock County
criminal case C-5548-B and Utah County, Utah criminal case 911400153; Post
Register archives; and record-keepers from the Idaho Department of Correction and
the Utah Department of Corrections. When records contradicted one another,
information from the criminal case was used and the source is noted.”


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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): Scout leader
LDS church positions held by the accused at the time of being publicly accused:

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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