was an LDS church member; accused of sexual abuse

About Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan Mormon Sex Crime Case Summary

01/15/99 – Idaho

LDS church member Tim Ryan “is serving a 10-year probation term after pleading guilty in 2008 to a charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16. Detectives say the victim’s family reported the case in 1999; it was dropped when the girl’s family wouldn’t cooperate with investigators.

About the time the case was dropped, prosecutors said, the girl met with Ryan and an LDS bishop. The victim told the Idaho Statesman last week that she had to attend meeting with an LDS bishop and Ryan where she was asked to forgive Ryan for his actions. ‘At that point, I was really scared. My family was about to be torn apart,’ she said. ‘They wanted me to forgive him. I was 14. I was put on the spot.”

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