was a Mormon church member and scout leader in Utah in the 1980s; had a 50-plus year career as a mortician; convicted of child sexual abuse; on appeal, the Utah Supreme Court ordered a new trial in 1989

Case Summary

LDS church member and scout leader Phillip K. Rimmasch was convicted of child sexual abuse and placed on the BSA files.

In the files a letter to Paul Ernst, BSA National Council from K. Hart Bullock, Scout Executive stated:

“During the past two weeks we have investigated this and have visited in confidence with the Bishop of the LDS ward that sponsors the Cub Scout pack. The Bishop was disturbed that this matter has risen again stating that the man had paid for the alleged offense and his life was in order.”

  1. Phillip K Rimmasch - Perversion Files - LA Times
    view source details | |
  2. Phillip Rimmasch Obituary
    view source details | | Legacy
Sources excerpts

Images: Phillip Rimmasch LDS sex crime case

Mormon Sexual Abuse Map

International map of locations where active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perpetrated or allegedly perpetrated sexual abuse or other sex crimes, or where LDS leaders failed or allegedly failed to help abuse survivors.