was a Mormon church member in California; sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for sexually molesting a child; in 2022, again found guilty of child sexual abuse; sentenced to three consecutive terms of 75 years to life

Case Summary

2004 – California

Frank Lind was sentenced to 30 years to life and had had a previous
conviction with resulting prison sentence for molesting a child, “in approximately June of
2000, when Jacob was 13 years old” Lind began molesting him. “He had molested two boys
and was a registered sex offender.” The mother of the victim stated that “she had spoken to
her bishop, her therapist and her child and stated that her church believed in giving people
second chances.” “Paul Petrich is a bishop at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints. He stated he met appellant in 2000 through Gary and Shirley (the victim’s parents)

Before appellant was baptized into the church, Shirley told Petrich about appellant’s prior
convictions. He spoke with appellant about his past and noted that appellant appeared to
accept responsibility for his prior crimes. Petrich stated that Appellant was remorseful for
what he had done. Appellant was a good member of the church.”

Court of Appeal, Fifth District, California.

The PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v.Frank Arthur LIND, Defendant and Appellant. No.
F042447. | (Super.Ct.No.662 171 -8). | June 25, 2004. 2004 WL 1427134

As of 2023-02-06:

Inmate Information
The information displayed below is subject to change and may update daily
CDCR Number BS5961
Age 66
Admission Date 06/28/2022
Current Location RJ Donovan Correctional Facility
Location Link Directions
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 07/2068

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