was an LDS church member; accused of sexual abuse

Case Summary

11/08/13 – Ogden, Utah

LDS church member Orin Ervin Searle “was charged with sexually abusing a child but been deemed incompetent to stand trial. The abuse appeared to be repeated incidents of aggravated sexual abuse with the same victim.

A victim claims that his predatory behavior has gone on from the late 50’s to early 60’s at least. She states that several family members knew that he was a child abuser and did nothing to stop him. She declared that “His church the LDS 44th Ward Mount Ogden Stake knew and did nothing.”

Ogden man, 87, charged with child sex abuse found incompetent


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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.