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01/01/00 Saint George,
LDS David Marlen McGhie was charged with forcible sexual abuse and forcible sodomy of
a child. “According to Justice Court records, the incidents happened between August 1998
148 of 316
and January 2000. . ” “An LDS bishop, Bishop Brent Atkinson was accused of failing to
report child sexual abuse and has signed a diversion agreement with the Washington
County Attorney’s Office.
Under the agreement, the Class B misdemeanor charge against Brent Atkinson will be
dismissed if he abides by terms of the agreement for one year, said Deputy County Attorney
“The agreement calls for Atkinson to do 100 hours of community service, commit no law
violations and pay $250 in court administration fees.” “Two other LDS bishops in Utah have
been charged this year (2000) with failing to report child sexual abuse.”
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LDS mission information
The accused did not serve a full-time LDS mission.
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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
FLOODLIT is not aware whether the Mormon church paid any settlement amounts related to this case.