was an LDS church member in Las Vegas, Nevada; accused of sexual abuse

Case Summary

LDS church member Robert Stevenson “is arrested on July 16th, 2003 on charges that he molested an 8 year old boy. The day after the arrest, police detectives went to Stevenson’s home and asked his wife, [Jane Doe], for permission to seize two computers. “It was during this time that Mrs. Stevenson informed (detectives) that LDS church elders had contacted her earlier and requested that they be able to look into the contents of the same computers,” a detective wrote in a police report obtained by the Review-Journal.”

“When police interviewed Stevenson in July, he said someone had reported to his church bishop, Mark Garnett that they felt uncomfortable about the way Stevenson was acting around young boys. He said this report was lodged prior to the incidents in which he has been charged. Stevenson told police the report to the bishop did not contain an allegation of actual sexual abuse, but rather was an allegation of inappropriate contact or hugging of children.”

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