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Lee turned himself in in 1993.
raised in the LDS Indian Placement Program
excommunicated in 1989
divorced in 1996
“George was the first Native American General Authority in LDS church history.” source:
“the first general authority in 46 years to be excommunicated”
“””He was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships that helped him earn his B.S. from BYU, Masters from Utah State University and finally his Ed.D. in Educational Administration from BYU. He was the first Native American to get a Doctorate degree from BYU and later served as the President of the College of Ganado and Principal at Tuba City High School in Arizona.”” source:
mission president, Arizona Holbrook Mission, served for three years, ~1970s
1st Quorum of Seventy from 10/3/1975 to time of arrest in 1989
date of alleged crime: 1992
alleged victim: 12-year-old girl
“charges of molesting a 12-year-old girl, a friend of his daughter, a court official said Friday.”
“He was arraigned on one count of first-degree felony child sex abuse, which carries a maximum sentence of five years to life in prison. Prosecutors said the charges were filed as a first-degree felony because Lee ‘occupied a position of special trust to the victim’ as a church leader.”
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- Number of alleged victim(s) - note if approximate: 1
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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
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