was an LDS church member in Heber City, Utah; found guilty of first degree felony attempted aggravated sex abuse of a child

Case Summary

Jason Pedersen was a mormon in Heber City, Utah. Found guilty of ATTEMPTED – AGGRAVATED SEX ABUSE OF A CHILD – 1stDegree Felony. A source has reported to Floodlit that Pedersen sexually abused a child for approximately 5 years, starting when the child was about 5 years old. The mother of the victim reported the abuse to the bishop, who helped the mother report Pedersen to the police. Floodlit has been told the original charge was AGGRAVATED SEX ABUSE OF A CHILD – 1stDegree Felony, and a plea deal was made to plea down to ATTEMPTED – AGGRAVATED SEX ABUSE OF A CHILD – 1stDegree Felony. A source told Floodlit that Pedersen was not excommunicated nor disfellowshiped by the mormon church after he was released from prison.

4TH DISTRICT COURT – HEBER
WASATCH COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH
STATE OF UTAH vs. JASON PEDERSEN
CASE NUMBER 161500300 State Felony
CHARGES
Charge 1 – 76-5-404.1(3) – ATTEMPTED – AGGRAVATED SEX ABUSE OF A CHILD – 1stDegree Felony (amended to) – 1st Degree Felony
Offense Date: December 15, 2016
Location: Wasatch County
Plea: June 28, 2017 Guilty
Disposition: June 28, 2017 Guilty
Charge 2 – 76-9-702.5 – LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: December 15, 2016
Location: Wasatch County
Disposition: June 28, 2017 Dismissed (w/o prej)

Sentenced to not less than 3 years

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  1. Offender Profile Jason Pedersen
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