was an LDS bishop in Hurst, Texas; convicted in 1992 of a felony child sexual abuse charge of indecency with a child by contact; sentenced to 8 years of probation; a lifetime registered sex offender in Texas; named publicly in August 2023 by a victim who said Stoddard molested him and three other boys in his Mormon ward while serving as bishop

Case Summary

Douglas Stoddard was a Mormon bishop in the Hurst, Texas area (Arlington 2nd ward) between at least 1986 and May 1989.

In 1992, Stoddard was convicted of a felony child sexual abuse charge of indecency with a child by contact and sentenced to 8 years of probation.

On 2023-08-15, the Salt Lake Tribune published a commentary piece by a victim of Stoddard, in which the victim included a link to Stoddard’s profile in the Texas state sex offender online registry.

The commentary piece urged the Mormon church to do better in sexual abuse cases by listening to and learning from abuse victims.

Sources
  1. Robbie Parker: If the LDS Church wants to ‘do better,’ it can start by learning from victims
    view source details | 15 Aug 2023 | Salt Lake Tribune
  2. Stoddard, George Douglas
    view source details | 15 Aug 2023 | Texas Public Sex Offender Website
Sources excerpts

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.