was an LDS church member in California; accused of child sexual abuse; civil suit against him ended with a $100,000 settlement payment by the Mormon church to the plaintiff

Case Summary

Summers allegedly abused his victim in an LDS chapel and other places.

1990, Costa Mesa, California

“Plaintiff John Doe states that pedophile Todd Summers molested him in the LDS Church and several other places from 1990 to 1999. The LDS Church settled with the plaintiff for $100,000.00 said his attorney Vince Finaldi. The suit was originally filed in 2008 and then amended in 2009.

“The plaintiff claims he was molested from the time he was 12 until he was 18 and older and was threatened by Summers pointing a gun in the boy’s mouth. According to the suit, Church officials should have known that Summers behavior was inappropriate and the church failed to protect children from this pedophile. Summers was a videographer for the church and a Elder of the LDS Church.”

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