was a Mormon church member in Gilbert, Arizona; Pleaded guilty and convicted of 2 counts of molestation of a child in October 2015; is a registered sex offender

Case Summary

James Bayless was a mormon in Gilbert, Arizona.
Arrested and charged with 3 counts of molestation of a child 2nd degree felony, 2 counts of molestation of a child 3rd degree felony, 3 counts of aggravated assault 6th degree felony, 1 count of sexual abuse.

Convicted of 2 counts of molestation of a child as part of plea deal Oct 15, 2015. A source has told Floodlit that Bayless abused many girls in the Gilbert, Arizona area. Floodlit is seeking police documents in this case.

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State of Arizona
Case #
CR2015-001900-001
Party Name
James Bayless
Crime Date
2/26/2012
Date
10/2/2015
Description
MOLESTATION OF CHILD
ARSCode
13-1410 (F3)
Disposition Code
Pled to Reduced Charge
Disposition
Pled Guilty To Reduced Charge

Party Name
James Bayless
Crime Date
2/16/2010
Date
11/6/2015
Description
MOLESTATION OF CHILD
ARSCode
13-1410 (F2)
Disposition Code
Dismissed – Plea Other
Disposition
Dismissed Due To Plea On Other Count

Party Name
James Bayless
Crime Date
5/1/2011
Date
10/2/2015
Description
MOLESTATION OF CHILD
ARSCode
13-1410 (F3)
Disposition Code
Pled to Reduced Charge
Disposition
Pled Guilty To Reduced Charge

Party Name
James Bayless
Crime Date
6/6/2006
Date
11/6/2015
Description
MOLESTATION OF CHILD
ARSCode
13-1410 (F2)
Disposition Code
Dismissed – Plea Other
Disposition
Dismissed Due To Plea On Other Count

Party Name
James Bayless
Crime Date
6/1/2006
Date
11/6/2015
Description
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
ARSCode
13-1204 (F6)
Disposition Code
Dismissed – Plea Other
Disposition
Dismissed Due To Plea On Other Count

Party Name
James Bayless
Crime Date
5/1/2003
Date
11/6/2015
Description
SEXUAL ABUSE
ARSCode
13-1404 (F3)
Disposition Code
Dismissed – Plea Other
Disposition
Dismissed Due To Plea On Other Count

Party Name
James Bayless
Crime Date
10/1/1997
Date
11/6/2015
Description
MOLESTATION OF CHILD
ARSCode
13-1410 (F2)
Disposition Code
Dismissed – Plea Other
Disposition
Dismissed Due To Plea On Other Count

Party Name
James Bayless
Crime Date
10/1/1997
Date
11/6/2015
Description
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
ARSCode
13-1204 (F6)
Disposition Code
Dismissed – Plea Other
Disposition
Dismissed Due To Plea On Other Count

Party Name
James Bayless
Crime Date
10/1/1997
Date
11/6/2015
Description
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
ARSCode
13-1204 (F6)
Disposition Code
Dismissed – Plea Other
Disposition
Dismissed Due To Plea On Other Count

Sources
  1. Offender Details James Bayless
    view source details | 8 Apr 2024 | Arizona Mesa Police Department
  2. Offender Profile James Bayless
    view source details | 8 Apr 2024 | Offender Radar
  3. James C Bayless - SEXUAL ABUSE - Arizona
    view source details | 20 May 2015 | Mugshots
Sources excerpts

Images: James Bayless LDS sex crime case

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.