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John Doe, a Mormon missionary, was involved in an abuse case where an alleged pregnancy resulted, along with the birth of a child.
Victim Jaqueline Tyler “filed a lawsuit in Palm Springs Friday alleging that a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sexually abused and subsequently fathered a child with her while she was 13 and he was serving in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, and church leaders tried to hide what had happened.”
“The complaint alleges that the missionary committed “repeated acts of childhood sexual abuse,” including fondling and sex, at least once a week and “resulted in a child being born” in June 1986.”
“The complaint alleges that the local congregation’s bishop encouraged Tyler to leave the area until her child was born, and wanted another family to raise the child. She “refused both of these plans,” the document stated”…
“Church officials and the bishop told her and her family not to talk about the issue with anyone and “suppressed and concealed information related to (the missionary), (his) propensity towards childhood sexual abuse, including suppressing and concealing such information from (her), her parents, law enforcement, and child protective services.The Palm Desert church, local bishop and the Salt Lake City-based Latter- Day Saints church could not immediately be reached for comment.”
“The defendant, was 24 when the child was born, and Tyler was 14.”
A lawsuit filed against the Mormon church claims a teenager was sexually abused multiple times in Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage in 1985.
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Mormon Missionary Accused of Raping Teen, Fathering Child in Palm Desert
Source type: News article
Publisher: Palm Desert California
Date published/accessed: 4 May 2014
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