former LDS bishop in Utah; convicted of attempted forcible sexual abuse, two counts of lewdness and sexual battery; sentenced to four months behind bars and four years of probation

About Jeffrey Head

Jeffrey Head Mormon Sex Crime Case Summary

Jeffrey Head, a former Latter-day Saint bishop in Utah, was convicted of inappropriately touching one teenage boy and lewd conduct with two others.

Head served an LDS mission as a young man, to St. Louis, Missouri.

He was charged in 2018, while serving as a Mormon bishop.

He was sentenced to four months in prison and four years of probation.

In April 2019, a jury convicted 54-year-old Jeffrey Byron Head of attempted forcible sexual abuse, two counts of lewdness and sexual battery.

Head received credit for 45 days he had already served in jail, and he had to register as a sex offender.

In August 2020, Head completed a sex offender treatment program with LDS Family Services. He was in treatment with them from October 2019 to August 2020.

As of 2023, Head lives in Draper, Utah.

Head’s brother-in-law is former Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes. Hughes was among several people who sent letters of support for Head.

Utah case #181404697

Letter to the judge #1 – from a friend of Head:

“Regardless of what you may think of the LDS religion, the benefits to a young person of learning how to work hard, serve others, and focusing their thoughts away from themselves constantly, cannot be dismissed. […] Jeff does not pose a threat to our community, and keeping him locked away for any longer serves no useful purpose.”

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