was an LDS church member in Australia; accused of sexual abuse

Case Summary

Jane Doe was an LDS member in Australia. Jane Doe was a Sunday School teacher in primary in her LDS ward and was found guilty of sexually abusing a little girl over a period 6 months in her class. She was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

  1. Former Mormon teacher jailed for child abuse
    view source details | 4 Dec 2012 | ABC News Australia
Sources excerpts
  • Former Mormon teacher jailed for child abuse
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: ABC News Australia
    Date published/accessed: 4 Dec 2012
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    A devout Mormon Sunday school teacher has been sentenced to three years in jail for abusing a girl in her care.

    The 39-year-old woman, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to abusing the girl over a six-month period in 2009.

    The court heard she was the girl's Sunday school teacher initially and then offered her a home, where the majority of the offences took place.

    In sentencing, the judge said the woman was brought up as a devout Mormon and had lead a very sheltered life, but it did not excuse her offences.

    The judge said woman's actions were a gross breach of trust and told the girl she must never blame herself for what had happened.

    The woman was sentenced to three years and one month in jail, but will be eligible for parole in 12 months.

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