was an active LDS church member and music composer for multiple videos posted to official Church websites or social media accounts; in 2022, he was found guilty and sentenced to prison for rape of a child

Case Summary

from an IMDB profile for Phil Stokes:

“Phil Stokes is an American composer, songwriter, and music producer who works full-time from his home studio. Phil has been writing music since he was 8 years old and has been recording since he was 12. Phil plays the piano, guitar, drums, and clarinet. He has little to no formal training. An interesting fact about Phil is that he has Tourette Syndrome. He won’t curse at you if you talk to him, but he may pull faces. Phil occasionally does speeches to young people using his Tourette’s as an inspirational object lesson. He lives in Northern Utah with his wife and 4 sons.”

  1. Davis County man sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for sexually abusing preteen girls - KSL - 2022-11-07
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  2. Davis County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Make Arrest in Child Rape Investigation - Davis County Sheriff's Office - 2021-08-03
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  3. Biography - Phil Stokes - IMDB - accessed 2023-01-08
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  4. Twitter profile for a Phil Stokes - bio: "Phil Stokes: Incredibly Versatile Composer; Singer/Songwriter; Music Producer; Has a Healthy Case of Tourette Syndrome."
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  5. tweet by @philstokes77 in which he described attending a "sacrament meeting" the previous day (2018-12-23 was a Sunday) - 2018-12-24
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  6. tweet by @philstokes77 asserting that Stokes composed the music for "A Shower of Heavenly Blessings," a video posted to the LDS church's website in 2015
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  7. A Shower of Heavenly Blessings - a video on the LDS church's website, posted in 2015 - accessed 2023-01-08
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Sources excerpts

Videos: Phillip Stokes Mormon sex crime case

    • Video title: Reyna Aburto’s Story—Part 1: Heartbreak and Hope
    • Video description: Phil Stokes reportedly composed the music for this video posted to the LDS church's official YouTube channel on 2018-07-19. Accessed 2023-01-08

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