was a Mormon church member in Orem, Utah; sentenced in 2015 to 30 days in prison and 36 months of probation for felony child sexual abuse

Alan Pace Case Summary

Pace was an LDS church member who was found guilty of child sexual abuse in 2015.

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From a Provo police probable cause statement in Pace’s case:

“5/14/2014 victim adult female [initials] complained to Provo police that her step-father Alan Pace had fondled her repeatedly prior to age 16 in Utah, by putting his hand under her shirt and touching her breasts. [Victim] reports this behavior started in Utah prior to age 14. [Victim]’s report of abuse was brought about by the circumstance of being present in a home with Alan Pace when he was caught looking down the shirt of his son’s girlfriend while she was sleeping on a couch. Defendant admitted to having done that when confronted. Later during a pre-text call with Defendant and [Victim], while not admitting, Defendant suggests [Victim] might want to participate in counseling he has just arranged for himself based upon being caught looking down his son’s girlfriends shirt. When pressed by [Victim] over the phone to admit that he had abused her, Defendant indicates a concern that how does he know their conversation is in private and she is not trying to get him in trouble?”

Pace’s discharge summary from 2017-09-30 states the following:

“Pace was convicted of sexually assaulting his 12-year-old stepdaughter who reported he touched her breasts on three occasions.”

While in therapy at a sex offender treatment program, Pace admitted to sexually assaulting his stepdaughter and step-granddaughter.

As of 2023, Pace was out of prison and living in Orem, UT.

Offense description: AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD-ATTEMPTED/1ST DEGREE FELONY

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