was a Mormon missionary from Carlsbad, New Mexico who was serving a mission in Michigan in 2013; reportedly turned himself in for sexual abuse of a child he was babysitting; charged with six counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and three counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor; convicted in 2015 of nine felony charges and sentenced

Case Summary

Robbie Oliphant was a Mormon missionary in Michigan.

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” Carlsbad police: Mormon missionary turns himself in for sexual abuse
Carlsbad Current Argus, New Mexico/June 15, 2013
By Natalie Gross

Convicted by a guilty conscience, a Mormon missionary reportedly turned himself in for sexually abusing a female child, according to a police report.

Patrick “Robbie” Oliphant, 20, of Carlsbad is accused of molesting a five-year-old girl while babysitting – a crime he reportedly confessed to in May.

A criminal complaint from the Carlsbad Police Department states the victim’s mother received a call from Oliphant’s missionary leader, Stephen Hess, in Michigan where Oliphant had been living since April to train as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Hess said Oliphant told him what he had done because he needed to get if off his conscience before starting missionary work.

The mother went to Carlsbad police who partnered with Michigan State Police to get a statement from Oliphant. Oliphant reportedly cooperated and told police in a recorded interview what he had done, according to the complaint. He reportedly said he molested the child from June to August 2012. He had also reportedly watched an Anime hintai pornographic movie with her.

Oliphant was arrested Thursday in Carlsbad. He is facing charges on six counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. “

Sources
  1. Carlsbad police: Mormon missionary turns himself in for sexual abuse
    view source details | 15 Jun 2013 | Carlsbad Current Argus [New Mexico]
  2. Missionary accused of molesting child
    view source details | 18 Jun 2013 | Albuquerque Journal
Sources excerpts
  • Carlsbad police: Mormon missionary turns himself in for sexual abuse
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: Carlsbad Current Argus [New Mexico]
    Date published/accessed: 15 Jun 2013
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    [FLOODLIT notes in square brackets]

    Convicted by a guilty conscience, a Mormon missionary reportedly turned himself in for sexually abusing a female child, according to a police report.

    Patrick "Robbie" Oliphant, 20, of Carlsbad is accused of molesting a five-year-old girl while babysitting - a crime he reportedly confessed to in May.

    A criminal complaint from the Carlsbad Police Department states the victim's mother received a call from Oliphant's missionary leader, Stephen Hess, in Michigan where Oliphant had been living since April to train as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Hess said Oliphant told him what he had done because he needed to get if off his conscience before starting missionary work.

    The mother went to Carlsbad police who partnered with Michigan State Police to get a statement from Oliphant. Oliphant reportedly cooperated and told police in a recorded interview what he had done, according to the complaint. He reportedly said he molested the child from June to August 2012. He had also reportedly watched an Anime hintai [sic "hentai"] pornographic movie with her.

    Oliphant was arrested Thursday in Carlsbad. He is facing charges on six counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor.

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    Missionary accused of molesting child
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: Albuquerque Journal
    Date published/accessed: 18 Jun 2013
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