was an LDS church member in Arizona; accused of sexual abuse in the late 1980s; convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison for "sexual with minor and dangerous crimes against children"

Case Summary

Derek Marian Layton accused, convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison for
“Sexual with minor and dangerous crimes against children” LAYTON-Derek Marian Layton

1 pdf . “Mormons Tried to Cover Up Their ” Members” Molestation of my Three Children.
AUTHOR: Michelle – (U.S.A.) SUBMITTED: Saturday, March 05, 2005
“Once upon a time there was a good upstanding Mormon boy, Derek Marian Layton, that
was our part time babysitter and worked for my company. We finally found out that he had
been molesting our three children for four years, and severely molesting them and
threatening them not to tell, or he would kill their parents.”

“To make a long, long story short, Once he was arrested the Mormon Community came
forward to protect Derek. The press wouldn’t cover the story, “Largest Known Molest case in
the State of Arizona at the time. We had fine upstanding Mormon citizens harassing us
about picking on Derek. The mormon community bailed him out of jail.”

“We spent a year and a half with court hearings, and Me, A mother, that believed 1 knew
what was in the best interest of my children and my family. 1 fought an uphill battle and with
evidence fit to bury any king.”

“Derek Marian Layton was sentenced, not to what the Mormon community wanted,

Probation, LOL, but to what a bitter and angry mother defending her children wanted.
TWENTY FIVE YEARS FLAT in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Parents, you can
beat the Mormons in Court, Stick to your guns, pray a lot and fight like Hell for your Childrens Rights.”

Mormon Sexual Abuse Map

International map of locations where active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perpetrated or allegedly perpetrated sexual abuse or other sex crimes, or where LDS leaders failed or allegedly failed to help abuse survivors.