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Randall Deaton was convicted in 2002 of two counts of attempted 1st degree sexual assault of a minor.
Deaton wasn’t an LDS church member at the time of conviction, but his family was. He allegedly converted to Mormonism in prison shortly after failing his first parole hearing.
Deaton was called into a local YSA (young single adults) ward bishopric in summer 2020 before some local LDS members protested and he was released. Allegedly, local church leaders had obtained First Presidency approval to call him to the bishopric in the first place. He was subsequently called as stake presidency secretary. When a new stake presidency was called, Deaton was released a few months later.
Allegedly, before Deaton’s YSA bishopric calling, he and his wife led a local LDS church-run addiction recovery group for years.
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Counselor in bishopric
- Start date: 2020
- End date: 2020
- Country: United States
- State: Nebraska
- Stake: Lincoln Nebraska
- Ward: Holmes Lake
- Held at the time of the alleged crime(s)? unknown
- Held at the time of being publicly accused or arrested? unknown
LDS position held - other sources
- anonymous tips to FLOODLIT.org; dates approximate
LDS mission information
FLOODLIT is not aware whether the accused served a full-time LDS mission.
LDS temple marriage information
FLOODLIT is not aware whether the accused was married in a Mormon temple.
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Criminal charge information
- Date: June 2002
- Description: attempt sexual assault, 1st degree
Criminal charge - other sources
- Case number CR02-443, district court in Nebraska; disposition date 2002-12-04
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- Alleged failure to report by local LDS leaders? unknown
- Alleged misconduct by local LDS leaders? unknown
- Alleged misconduct by global LDS leaders? unknown
FLOODLIT is not aware whether the Mormon church paid any settlement amounts related to this case.
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- December 8, 2022: created listing