was an LDS church member in Mississippi; accused of sexual abuse; convicted

Case Summary

Thomas Forrest was first counselor in the Waveland Mississippi Ward bishopric when he was arrested for molesting an underage girl, our sources say. He pleaded guilty. He reportedly avoided jail due to Hurricane Katrina.

As of February 2023, Forrest served as ward clerk in the same LDS ward as before his arrest, and had access to all keys and rooms in the chapel building.


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  • Source type: Registered sex offender record
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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.