was an LDS church member and branch president in Sandy, Utah; charged with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated burglary, both first-degree felonies, and sexual abuse of a child and forcible sexual abuse, both second-degree felonies; acquitted

Case Summary

Efrey Guzman was a mormon branch president in Sandy, Utah.  He was accused of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated burglary, both first-degree felonies, and sexual abuse of a child and forcible sexual abuse, both second-degree felonies.  He is said to have gone to a church members home in May of 2012 grabbed the butt of a 13 year old girl and kissed her.  Which at the time was not reported to the police.  In August of 2012 Guzman again visited the same home.  The mother of the minor girl claimed Guzman attacked her and ripped her shirt and groped her breast.  The woman’s 20 year old son was reported to have heard the commotion and tried to stop Guzman’s attack.  During that fight Guzman bit the males penis.  Which later required surgery to repair the damage.  In 2014 this case went to trial and Guzman was acquitted.  He argued that he was pulled into the woman’s home and attacked, and she bit him all over his body.  The woman had no injury.  Which is why Guzman is said to have won his case.

Sources
  1. Efrey Guzman, Mormon Church Leader, Accused In Penis-Biting Attack
    view source details | 9 Aug 2012 | Huffpost
  2. Jury acquits Mormon branch president of sex abuse
    view source details | 23 May 2014 | Deseret News
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Mormon Sexual Abuse Map

International map of locations where active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perpetrated or allegedly perpetrated sexual abuse or other sex crimes, or where LDS leaders failed or allegedly failed to help abuse survivors.