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alleged pregnancy resulted, birth of 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.”
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Mormon Missionary Accused of Raping Teen, Fathering Child in Palm Desert
A lawsuit filed Friday against the Mormon church claims a teenager was sexually abused multiple times in Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage in 1985.
Posted by Renee Schiavone (Editor) , May 03, 2014 at 01:00 PM
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- Mormon Missionary Accused of Raping Teen, Fathering Child in Palm Desert (archive) - Palm Desert California - 4 May 2014
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The accused did not serve a full-time LDS mission.
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- Alleged failure to report by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by global LDS leaders? no
FLOODLIT is not aware whether the Mormon church paid any settlement amounts related to this case.