was an high school teacher in Filer Idaho; was a Mormon scout leader, bishiopric counselor and stake high council member in Idaho; accused of sexual abuse; convicted of 10 counts of Lewd Conduct with a minor in 1996; sentenced to 17 years in prison

Case Summary

Ronald Jenkins was a Mormon church member in the Filer Idaho area. He served as a counselor in the the Filer 2nd Ward bishopric and as a stake high council member.

In 1995, Jenkins was charged with sex crimes in at least 3 Idaho counties.In 1995 he was indicted by a grand jury in Twin Falls county on 3 counts of lewd conduct. In April 1996 in Twin Falls Idaho and May 1996 in Franklin County Idaho, Jenkins was convicted of a total of 10 counts of felony child sexual abuse. He is a registered sex offender who lives in Caldwell Idaho as of 2023.

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Sources
  1. Ronald Jenkins - Idaho Boy Scouts Abuse
    view source details | 19 Sep 2023 | Idaho Boy Scouts Abuse
  2. Offender Radar
    view source details | 19 Sep 2023 | Ronald Alvin Jenkins
  3. Ex-Teacher Charged With Lewd Conduct
    view source details | 10 Nov 1995 | Spokesman
  4. Ronald Alvin Jenkins
    view source details | 19 Sep 2023 | Homefacts
Sources excerpts
  • Ronald Jenkins - Idaho Boy Scouts Abuse
    Source type: Website
    Publisher: Idaho Boy Scouts Abuse
    Date published/accessed: 19 Sep 2023
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    04/08/96 Filer, Idaho

    LDS Ronald Alvin Jenkins was “Accused of molesting scouts in the 1990's. Convicted of
    Lewd Conduct with a minor in April, 1996, 17 year sentence.

    “Perpetrator: Jenkins, Ronald - Mormon

    Place: Filer

    Troop & Location: Grand Teton Council - Filer 2nd Ward

    Years in BSA: No IV File, Scouting 1989-1993

    Accused of molesting scouts in the 1990's. Convicted of Lewd Conduct with a minor in April,
    1996, 17 year sentence.

    Timeline for Ronald Alvin Jenkins:

    Born 1942

    (SSN Issued in Idaho)

    1966

    BYU

    1970’S

    Married and has four children.

    1980’s

    LDS Bishopric counselor in Filer, Idaho, 2nd Ward (per victim.)

    1984-1988

    Molested Scout(s) on Scouting trips (per victims in court documents.)

    1990

    Resigned from being LDS Bishopric Counselor to become a Scoutmaster of the Filer
    2nd Ward Boy Scout Troop. Teton Council (per victim.)

    1990-1993

    Continually molested Scout(s) on scouting trips (per victim.)

    Summer of 1991 On a church overnight camping trip Jenkins asked victim if he could
    see his penis. Another time, victim was being interviewed by Jenkins as part of
    church-conducted interviews with children to see if they were in need of adult
    guidance. Jenkins sexually abused victim. Jenkins abused victims at least two more
    times at victim’s house and at Jenkins’ house. Another incident occurred on an LDS
    church camp. Other incidents happened on a motorcycle trip and on a camping trip.
    Jenkins told the victim to victim’s older brother. Victim met Jenkins through Scouts.
    (1995 Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Report.)

    1993

    Scout’s parent found out. It is unknown when or if the LDS church or the BSA ever
    notified of the molestation. Law enforcement involved (per victim.)

    1994 (and earlier)

    Abused several brothers in a family, per statement. (1995 Twin Falls County Sheriff’s
    Report.)

    Fall 1994

    Quit teaching job at Filer High School. (Spokesman-Review.)

    10/27/1994

    Wife filed for divorce. Decree of Divorce Issued 12/07/1994.

    3/30/1995

    Investigation by Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office.

    1995

    Charged in several counties for Lewd Conduct with a Child Under 16.

    1996

    Convicted in Twin Falls County and Franklin County in 1996.

    Current, he has been incarcerated ever since his conviction.”

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    Offender Radar
    Source type: Website
    Publisher: Ronald Alvin Jenkins
    Date published/accessed: 19 Sep 2023
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    Ex-Teacher Charged With Lewd Conduct
    Source type: Website
    Publisher: Spokesman
    Date published/accessed: 10 Nov 1995
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    Ronald Alvin Jenkins
    Source type: Website
    Publisher: Homefacts
    Date published/accessed: 19 Sep 2023
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