was a Mormon mission president in the Mexico Leon mission (1995-1998) when he allegedly sexually abused multiple missionaries; accused in 2018 of the alleged abuse; two months later, died by suicide

Case Summary

Lowell Robison was a Mormon church member who allegedly sexually abused several male relatives and BYU students.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Lowell Robison allegedly engaged in predatory sexual behaviors with several male cousins/BYU students.

In 1995, Lowell Robison was called to serve as a mission president to the Mexico Leon mission (1995-1998).

Christopher Swallow and his brother were two of his alleged victims.

When Christopher and his brother learned that Lowell Robison had been called as a mission president, they met with Elder Earl C. Tingey (LDS General Authority) at LDS church headquarters to report Lowell Robison’s sexual abuse.

Allegedly, zero support was given to them as abuse victims. No change was made to Lowell Robison’s assignment, and he served out a full term as mission president.

Sources
  1. obituary
    view source details | 7 Mar 2023 | Legacy
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Videos: Lowell Robison Mormon sex crime case

    • Video title: Mormon Stories #896: Christopher Swallow - Abused by Mission/Stake President Lowell Robison
    • Video description: In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, Christopher Swallow tells his story. During the 1980s and 1990s, Lowell Robison engaged in predatory sexual behaviors with several male cousins/BYU students. In 1995 Lowell Robison was called to serve as a mission president to the Mexico Leon mission (1995-1998). Christopher Swallow and his brother were two of his victims. When Christopher and his brother learned that Lowell Robison had been called as a mission president, they met with Elder Earl C. Tingey (LDS General Authority) at LDS church headquarters to report Lowell Robison's sexual abuse. Zero support was given to them as abuse victims, and no change was made to Lowell Robison's assignment, and he served out a full term as mission president.

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