was a Mormon church member and BYU professor in Utah; found guilty of sexual abuse of two underage girls sentenced to up to 15 years in prison; as of January 2024, lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah

Case Summary

Burton was a microbiology professor at BYU in Provo, Utah.

In 1991, Burton was charged with four counts of sex-related crimes.

He was found guilty of child sexual abuse and sentenced in 1991 to up to 15 years in prison.

Burton graduated from BYU in 1959. He was married in the Logan, Utah LDS temple in 1959.

As of January 2024, Burton lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He is not a registered sex offender.

  1. Details For Marriage ID#543533
    view source details | 1 Dec 2023 | Western States Marriage Records Index
  2. BYU professor charged
    view source details | 2 Apr 1991 | Provo Daily Herald
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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.