was a Mormon bishop in Placerville, El Dorado County, California; accused of sexual abuse in 2020; as of May 2023, the case is proceeding through pretrial motions
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  • Born: 1963
  • AKA Alan R Andrus
  • May 2023: in pretrial
  • Bishop, Missionary,
  • Hong Kong - Hong Kong
  • 1992
  • Ongoing criminal case,
  • son-in-law of Kieth Merrill; Merrill was commissioned by the LDS church's First Presidency to produce the films Legacy and The Testaments, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Virginia University and president of the BYU Alumni Association.
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Case Summary

Alan Andrus, a former LDS bishop, was arrested and accused in 2020 of drugging and sexually assaulting a member of his LDS ward in El Dorado County, California in 2019.

As of May 2023, the case disposition is still pending, as it proceeds through pretrial motions.

Son in law to Kieth Merrill who made Legacy, The Testaments and other Mormon church films.

FLOODLIT is keeping track of this court case – El Dorado County case #P20CRF0225 in California.

Born in ~1964, served an LDS mission. Married in an LDS temple.

    view source details | 26 Jul 1990 | Deseret News
  2. Arrest Information for Alan Roman Andrus
    view source details | 11 May 2020 | Local Crime 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.