Bowers's father, Thomas Lavoy Esplin, was an LDS bishop, stake president, mission president, temple president and stake patriarch
Jack Bowers case details
alias Jack E. Bowers
released from prison; 2021: living in northern Utah; 2023: registered sex offender in Kearns, Utah
Bowers was married in the St. George Utah LDS temple in 1969. He worked for Kennecott Copper for many years.
Bowers served for a time as a boy scout leader in his local LDS church.
In 2010, Bowers was charged with 10 second degree felony counts of sex exploitation of a minor.
He pleaded guilty to two of those counts.
On 2010-08-20, Bowers was sentenced to two consecutive terms of 1 to 15 years in the Utah State Prison.
Letters to the judge obtained by FLOODLIT (thanks to your donations) speak of Bowers having a sexual “addiction” or “sickness.”
Bowers’s ex-wife (divorced in 2010) wrote to the judge on his behalf, stating that he was “a kind and gentle man” who had “problems with pornography.”
In 2011, Bowers’s brother, Steven Lynn Bowers, was convicted of securities fraud in Utah.
We don't know whether the accused served a full-time LDS mission.
The accused was married Sep 1969 in the St. George Utah LDS temple.
- Alleged failure to report by local LDS leaders? unknown
- Alleged misconduct by local LDS leaders? unknown
- Alleged misconduct by global LDS leaders? unknown
We don't know whether the LDS church paid any settlements in this case.
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