About Mark Swanson
Mark Swanson Mormon Sex Crime Case Summary
LDS Mark A Swanson was placed on the BSA Files on December 9, 1 988 but a request
from LDS Bishop Matthews to register him in scouts was sent to BSA for approval. A letter
from Scott Johnson to Bishop Darwin Matthews in the file reads as follows: “Dear Bishop
Matthews; Based on the BSA Adult application form submitted for Mark A. Swanson, he is
not eligible for a position in the Boy Scouts of America Since you approved the
Application and the Application was submitted to the Teton Peaks Council by your
organization, 1 would prefer that you inform Mr. Swanson of this decision.” Then a note on
the Adult Application in the file reads, “Scott, Bishop Matthews is recommending this man
for a scout leader position. He feels he is completely rehabilitated.”
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