was an LDS church member; accused of sexual abuse

About Jason Larsen

Jason Larsen Mormon Sex Crime Case Summary

05/24/97 Bakersfield,


LDS Jason Chad Larsen, a missionary from Idaho “was arrested in late May on suspicion
of molesting a girl, 8, at the school. Jason Chad Larsen, 20, a Mormon missionary from

Idaho, was charged with 1 felony count of child molestation for an incident in the school
cafeteria among other children and reading volunteers. Larsen reportedly put his hand in
the girl’s shorts and eventually inside her underwear while she was reading to him. The girl
said she was scared and tried to ignore the act. After finishing the book, Larsen reportedly
asked if she wanted to read another book. She said no and returned to her class where she
reported the incident to a teacher’s aide. Larsen, who has volunteered at the school since
mid-Feb., was arrested a few hours later. He was released on $10,000 bail. Source:
Bakersfield Californian 5/24/97”

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