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LDS Matt Jaroscak allegedly sexually assaulted Kareena Macgregor.” Kareena is now
suing in civil court six people who she says have contributed to her emotional distress.
These defendants included the COP of the LDS Church and Bishop Douglas Walker. The
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trial began April 23.” JAROSCAK-Matt Jaroscak 1 . And 2.pdf
Kareena claims in her civil suit that she went to her LDS Bishop Douglas Walker in
December 1999. She told him Matt Jaroscak was touching her. Bishop Walker, in a court
filing, denied Kareena ever reported sexual abuse to him. A later filing amended that denial
to “he has no recollection of Kareena or anyone else talking to him about someone having
sexual contact with Kareena.”
The MacGregors’ former bishop, Douglas Walker, through his lawyer, declined to comment.
The LDS Church released a statement saying in part: “While the Church denies any
responsibility for the harm that Kareena MacGregor has suffered, we are deeply saddened
by what has happened to her. The Church and Bishop Walker have extended their love to
her and have provided counseling and other assistance to help her through the emotional
difficulties that she has faced.” In its initial response to Kareena’s civil complaint, the LDS
Church, however, denied she was a member of her ward. This came as a surprise to
Kareena, who has been a member of the Willow Canyon 4th Ward, in the East Sandy LDS
Stake, since her baptism at age. This victim is suing the LDS church and the Bishop.”
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LDS mission information
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.