was a Mormon church member and bishop in Provo, Utah; convicted child sexual abuser and former Provo, Utah MTC doctor; sentenced in 2014 to one to 15 years in prison for child sexual abuse

Case Summary

Richard Blaine Sampson is a convicted child sexual abuser and former Provo, Utah MTC doctor.

FLOODLIT has obtained copies of Utah court documents confirming Sampson’s status as a sex offender.

Description of Sampson’s sex crimes by a Provo Police Department officer:

“Between approximately 2002 and continuing up through 2011, the defendant touched the genitalia of 5 of his granddaughters and/or had them touch his genitals. He also exposed his genital area to two other granddaughters during this time frame. All of the granddaughters were under the age of 14 when they were molested. These incidents occurred primarily in Provo, Utah but also happened in Gilbert, Arizona and Phoenix, Arizona.”

From approximately 1988 to 2003, Sampson worked at Kings Health Medical Group in Hanford, California.

In 2003, Sampson moved from the Hanford, California area to Provo, Utah to take a position as Director of Medical Affairs for the Missionary Training Center, the LDS church’s flagship training center for full-time missionaries.

Sampson lived in Provo, UT in 2010.

He was bishop of the Provo Peak 7th Ward from 2005-2010.

He was a stake high council member, Hanford, CA, unknown dates.

He was a stake presidency member, Hanford, CA, 1997.

He was serving as a high council member in the Provo Utah East Stake at the time of being accused.

Sampson was convicted on 2014-03-25.

Sampson’s wife filed for divorce in 2015.

Sampson was paroled on 2022-10-04.

As of January 2023, Sampson’s status was marked as “parole” by the Utah state government website.

Offender Number: 217615
Location: PAROLE

Sources
  1. Fourth District Judicial Court - American Fork - Utah County, Utah - Case Number 131101598
    view source details | 22 Sep 2023 | Utah Courts Xchange
  2. the accused takes a job as MTC director of medical affairs - Hanford Sentinel -
    view source details | 9 May 2003 | Hanford Sentinel
  3. offender number: 217615
    view source details | 22 Sep 2023 | Utah Corrections
  4. Richard Sampson of Utah accessed
    view source details | 26 Jan 2023 | Offender Radar
  5. biographical details about the accused
    view source details | 26 Mar 2018 | Mormon Stories
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