was a Mormon church member in northern Utah; found guilty of child sexual abuse; was granted parole in 1984 in Utah after serving 7 months of a 0-5 year prison sentence; as of 2023, lives in Bountiful, Utah

Case Summary

Johnson was sentenced to prison in Utah for child sexual abuse on April 9, 1985.

On October 17, 1984, he was granted parole and released from prison after serving seven months of a zero to five year sentence.

A source told FLOODLIT, “Les Ernest Johnson destroyed my family.”

Johnson allegedly raped and molested hundreds of children.

Our source reported that Johnson hunted and locked children in a room in an LDS building at Temple Square, describing it as “the museum with the Jesus statue.” That building has since been remodeled and the room removed or redesigned.

Johnson was never required to register as a sex offender. As of 2023, he lives in Bountiful, Utah.

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