was an LDS church member in Tempe, Arizona; accused of sexually abusing a victim inside a Mormon church; convicted of four fourth degree felony counts of abuse of a child or vulnerable adult

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Brandon Hernandez was a Mormon church member in Tempe, Arizona.

In 2019, Hernandez was convicted of four fourth degree felony counts of abuse of a child or vulnerable adult.

During a police interview, Hernandez reportedly said his LDS church position was to work with teenagers during Sunday service and outside of normal church hours.

FLOODLIT is seeking information about Hernandez’s sentencing.

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  1. Man accused of sexual conduct with 14-year-old girl in church chapel
    view source details | 31 May 2019 | 12News
  2. Criminal Court Case Information - Case History
    view source details | 27 Mar 2024 | Maricopa County, Arizona

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