was an LDS church member in Utah; found guilty in 2018 of child sexual exploitation; sentenced to 210 days in state prison and five years of probation

Craig Housley case details

born: 1980

2018: convicted of two felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor

Craig Housley was a Mormon church member in Utah. At one time, he served as a ward financial clerk, according to FLOODLIT’s sources.

In 1999 to 2001, Housley served a full-time LDS mission to Brazil.

In 2018, Housley was found guilty of child sexual exploitation. He was originally charged with 21 counts. 19 of those counts were dismissed as part of a plea bargain.

He was sentenced to 210 days in the Utah State Prison, with credit for 148 days previously served – leaving 62 days to serve after sentencing. He was placed on probation for five years. In 2020, he completed his probation successfully.

Utah court case number 181700509 – State Felony

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The accused was a full-time LDS missionary 1999-2001 in the mission.

We don't know whether the accused was married in an LDS temple.

LDS church positions: Missionary Other leader
LDS church positions at the time of alleged crime(s):
LDS church positions at the time of being accused:
  • 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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