was a Mormon church member in Grand Junction, Colorado; Convicted of abusing two teenage girls, one for many years; sentenced to 89 years prison

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Aaron Lyman Neff was a mormon in Grand Junction, Colorado. Neff was convicted of two counts of sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, three counts of sex assault on a child and two other sex assault related counts, in regards to his two teenage victims. One of them being abused starting around age 10 or 11 through 17 years old. Neff was sentenced to 86 years in prison. A Floodlit source says that the LDS leaders knew of Neff’s abuse and told the young women “to be careful around him”.

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  1. Court upholds 86-year sentence for child molester
    view source details | 15 May 2021 | The Daily Sentinel
  2. Jury finds man guilty on all counts after sex abuse trial
    view source details | 1 Apr 2019 | The Daily Sentinel
  3. Mistrial declared in case of sex abuse of girls
    view source details | | The Daily Sentinel
  4. Man Accused of Long-Term Sex Abuse
    view source details | 9 Jun 2017 | The Daily Sentinel

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