was a Mormon bishop in West Valley City, Utah; accused of sexual abuse; excommunicated, but never prosecuted

About Dave Doe

Dave Doe Mormon Sex Crime Case Summary

01/01/89 West Valley City,

LDS Bishop Dave (a pseudonym) “was charged with six counts of child sexual abuse. “a Utah
bishop in the LDS Church sexually abused a young boy whose first name is Casey. In April
2004, Casey’s mother reported Dave and this pedophile was charged with six counts of
sexual abuse toward a child. The statute of limitations had passed and the family found out
a year later that charges could not be brought against this pedophile. In 2003 the LDS
Church Bishop Lamont Crabtree was informed that “Dave” molested a child. And upon
being informed of the abuse, one month later, Dave was excommunicated, but the LDS did
not report him to the police as Casey and his family assumed. Hunter East Stake President
Schaefermeyer said to Casey’s mother Linda, ‘We’d like to keep this low key’. Crabtree said
he and Schaefermeyer consulted with church advisers and didn’t call police because there
were concerns about protecting Casey’s privacy.

In the process of the investigation, the West Valley City police discovered another of
“Dave’s” victims. A man named Kevin who claimed he was abused by “Dave”.

Casey and his family feel that church leaders should have protected other children in the
ward by informing members about the allegations.

Dale Bills, an LDS spokesman, said that since 1995 an abuser’s membership record is
annotated to be sure that the pedophile does not get called into positions where children will
be at risk.

The family was shunned by the church and ward for reporting Bishop “Dave”.

“Dave” is a pseudonym used because “Dave” the legal technicality made convicting him
impossible. The LDS church has presented and fought for legislation friendly to their
institution and not friendly to the victims.”

Set Adrift As victims of child abuse come of age, religious and legal concerns collide

Salt Lake City Tribune/June 10, 2006 By Elizabeth Neff
http://archive.sltrib. com/story. php?ref=/search/ci_3920371

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