was an LDS church member in Idaho; served a full-time mission to Canada in 1946-48 and two senior missions to Atlanta, Georgia and San Bernardino, California; charged with child sexual abuse; pleaded guilty; sentenced to three to 10 years in prison and 10 years probation; died in 2008

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Grant Packer (Grant Peck Packer, Jr.) was a Mormon church member who sexually abused an underage girl who was his relative.

He was born in 1925 and died in 2008.

He was related to former LDS apostles Boyd Packer and Ezra Benson.

1989-1990 – first senior mission, to Atlanta, Georgia.

1992-1993 – second senior mission, to San Bernardino, California.

In 1996, Packer was charged with lewd conduct with a minor (Idaho case number CR-1996-4368).

In August 1996, he was disfellowshipped from the Mormon church, according to a brief autobiography.

In February 9, 1997, Packer was excommunicated “for grievous sins.”

In 1997, he pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts related to child sexual abuse.

He was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison, and 10 years probation.

He spent 6 months in the Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho.

His probation was lifted in 2002 after about five and a half years.

He attempted to rejoin the LDS church. He was re-baptized in 2005.

In 2006, Packer’s Mormon priesthood and temple blessings were restored by Lynn Mickelsen of the LDS church’s Seventy.

Grant Packer: Mormon Sexual Abuser

Packer allegedly sexually abused at least one other underage female relative, according to FLOODLIT’s sources.

If you were abused by Grant Packer, please contact FLOODLIT or consider sharing your story anonymously.

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  1. Idaho case number CR-1996-4368.
    view source details | 7 Dec 2023 | iCourt Portal - Idaho Courts

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