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LDS Joseph Shanks “an Irish Mormon Missionary who tried to have sex with three children
he thought he had lured over the internet, was nabbed in a sting operation by UK police.
The 63-year-old married father turned up to rape the victims he thought were aged nine, six
and three. Shanks, lives in the Church ….missionary home in Chorley Lancashire and was
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jailed for seven years on Monday after admitting ten sex charges. He was “carrying a USB
stick with thousands of vile abuse images of children.”
SHANKS-Joseph Shanks. docx
Irish Mormon missionary who tried to lure kids for sex is nabbed in sting operation
Pervert Joseph Shanks claimed he was doing “charity work” and would be rewarded by God
BY BEN CUSACK PAUL HOOPER
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The accused did not serve a full-time LDS mission.
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- Alleged failure to report by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by global LDS leaders? no
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