was an LDS bishop in 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

About Douglas Stoddard

  • Latest update: 2023: registered sex offender in Texas (SID 04382768)
  • born 1949
  • alias(es): Doug Stoddard, Bishop Stoddard
  • LDS mission: unknown | Add info

  • LDS temple marriage: yes

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Douglas Stoddard Mormon Sex Crime 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.

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  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
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