was a Mormon church member in Missouri; arrested and charged with several counts relating to sexual abuse of a minor

Case Summary

Dawson was an LDS church member and ward youth leader in Missouri. She was arrested in 2023 and charged with multiple felonies related to sexual abuse of a minor.

As of March 2023, this case is still ongoing. FLOODLIT will continue to post updates over time.

UPDATE 2023-03-08:

“Setting – Prelim Hrg Scheduled
Scheduled For: 04/04/2023; 9:00 AM ; DAREN L ADKINS; Daviess
Hearing Continued/Rescheduled
State appears by PA A Gibson. Defendant appears in person, in custody and by attorney M Shipley. C Scott granted leave to withdraw. On motion of defendant, cause continued to 4/4/23 at 9:00 am for preliminary hearing setting. Defendant remanded to custody. DLA
Hearing Continued From: 03/07/2023; 9:00 AM Plea/Trial Setting ”

from KTTN on 2023-02-15:

“A Hamilton woman faces multiple felonies after allegedly having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl who worked on her farm. Anastasia Dawson was also reportedly the teen’s church youth leader.

Dawson has been charged with the felonies of second-degree statutory sodomy, second-degree statutory rape, abuse or neglect of a child, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of fourth-degree child molestation. She has also been charged with misdemeanor second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Bond has been denied.

A probable cause statement accuses Dawson of paying the teen to work on her farm and tend to her children, enticing her to engage in sexual activity, and helping her run away from home.”

Sources
  1. Hamilton woman facing multiple felony charges after having sexual contact with 16-year-old girl
    view source details | 15 Feb 2023 | KTTN
  2. Church Youth Leader from Hamilton Charged With Child Sex Crimes
    view source details | 15 Feb 2023 | North West MO Info
  3. Hamilton woman facing multiple felony charges after having sexual contact with 16-year-old girl
    view source details | 15 Feb 2023 | KTTN
  4. 1017: Anastasia Dawson
    view source details | 17 Jun 2023 | GOP Predators
  5. ANASTASIA E DAWSON
    view source details | 15 Feb 2023 | Recently Booked
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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.