was an LDS church member in South Ogden, Utah; accused of sexual abuse of a 4-year-old child and of a teenage female; sentenced in 2018 to 15 years to life in prison for aggravated sexual abuse of a child

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Jayden Nelson was a Mormon church member in Utah.

Nelson went to prison for molesting kids while babysitting for families who knew him.

He was an active LDS member saving money for and working toward serving a full-time Mormon church mission.

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  1. Help Support my Mission!
    view source details | 18 Oct 2023 | GoFundMe
  2. South Ogden man arrested for sex abuse of 4-year-old sentenced to prison
    view source details | 31 Oct 2018 | ABC4
  3. Man sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after crimes against 2 South Ogden girls
    view source details | 29 Dec 2018 | Gephardt Daily

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