was a Mormon church member and scout leader in Seattle, Washington; accused of sexual abuse; the victim sued the Mormon church in 2006

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01/02/82 Seattle, Washington

LDS Paul H. Lewis “Plaintiff alleged that defendant The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints knew or should have known that Paul H. Lewis was a sadistic serial pedophile that was actively abusing children, and had a duty to use reasonable care in the hiring, supervision or retention of Lewis, who served as a Mormon Church Scoutmaster and Melchizedek priest. Mr. Rinde states that during the time period of 1982-1983 when he was just twelve years old that Paul H. Lewis, his scoutmaster abused, raped and sadistically tortured him.”

Sources
  1. [Doe] v. Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    view source details | 19 Apr 2006 | Justia
  2. [Doe] v. Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - amended complaint
    view source details | |
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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.