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LDS Russel Dean Millsaps, “A retired Mesa police sergeant arrested on suspicion of child
sex crimes, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday…. 66-year-old Russell Dean
Millsaps was taken into custody March 14 after a search warrant was served at his home.
He was booked into jail on suspicion of child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Investigators reportedly found sexually graphic images of young children on his cell
phone. . . .3TV also learned that Millsaps was a leader at an LDS church not far from his
home in central Mesa.” The children were ages 4 and 7.
(Retired Mesa Police Sgt. pleads not guilty in child sex crimes case by Tami Hoey
azfamily.com Posted on April 1, 2013
“Millsaps was sentenced to 323 years in prison following his conviction on child exploitation
charges stemming from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Mesa Police Department, multiple counts of
child molestation, crimes against children, and sexual exploitation of a minor. The probe
targeting Millsaps began in 2013 after HSI special agents in New Orleans alerted local
investigators about a Mesa man who responded to an internet advertisement soliciting
images of children being sexually exploited. Further investigation resulted in the execution
of a search warrant at Millsaps’ Mesa residence, where authorities seized hundreds of
images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children that he was sending over the
On March 14, 2013, Millsaps was arrested and held without bond. Over the course of the
investigation, authorities identified multiple minor victims.”
RETIRED MESA POLICE SERGEANT SENTENCED TO 323 YEARS FOR CHILD
MOLESTATION BY: ADI NEWS SERVICES JULY 28, 2016
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LDS mission information
The accused did not serve a full-time LDS mission.
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FLOODLIT is not aware whether the accused was married in a Mormon temple.
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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.