was a Mormon church member in St. George, Utah; pleaded guilty of child sexual abuse

About Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson Mormon Sex Crime Case Summary

03/01/17 St. George, Utah

LDS Kim Charles Nelson, 70 pled guilty “to two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a
minor — who was 1 6 and 1 7 years old at the time.” Nelson and the boy were in the same
LDS ward. Nelson was found guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison plus
restitution. Deputy County Attorney Zachary Weiland said Nelson disclosed details of the
abuse he was inflicting on the victim to LDS ecclesiastical leaders, and the issue went
through the LDS disciplinary council.

“They did nothing,” Weiland said. “And nothing was done for the victim.” The victim has
since tried to commit suicide multiple times, Weiland said.

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