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779 people accused of sex crimes they perpetrated or allegedly perpetrated while active in the LDS/Mormon church.

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  • Ryan Sherry

    • was a Mormon church member in Spanish Fork, Utah; tried to meet 13 year old girl met online for sex; police arrested in sting operation; convicted forcible sexual abuse and attempted lewdness involving a child. Read more »
  • George Aaron

    • was a Mormon bishop in Utah; allegedly sexually abused his two teenage daughters; paid $25,000 in punitive damages after losing a civil lawsuit. Read more »
  • Scott Abraham

    • was a Mormon church member in Powell, Wyoming; found guilty of setting up camera in women's bathroom at work place. Read more »
  • James Adams

    • was an elder in the LDS church in Beckley, West Virginia; sentenced to prison for sexually abusing his own children. Read more »
  • Paul Adams

  • Leizza Adams

    • was the wife of sexual abuser Paul Douglas Adams; sentenced in 2018 in Arizona to 2.5 years in prison after pleading no contest to two felony counts of child abuse (not sexual abuse). Read more »
  • Michael Adamson

    • was a church caretaker and organist in York, England; abused at least four children as young as seven years old; convicted; sentenced to prison in England in 2008 for child sexual abuse. Read more »
  • Nicholas Alahverdian

    • was an LDS church member in Orem, Utah; accused of rape; recently extradited from Scotland; has a lengthy history of criminal behavior. Read more »
  • Brady Allen

    • was a Mormon church youth leader and Utah teacher in Davis County, Utah; admitted to trying to meet 13-year-old for sex; sentenced to 1-15 years in Utah State Prison. Read more »
  • Terry Allen

    • was an LDS church member in California; in 1987, was found guilty of sexual abuse of a child and was sentenced to six years in prison; was assigned to multiple trusted church positions, including Sunday school president, despite the Mormon church being aware that he had raped a teenager; LDS leaders were accused of hiding his abuse from local church members; as of 2024, lives in Grapevine, Texas. Read more »
  • Stewart Allsford

    • was a former LDS bishop in the Plymouth England stake; accused of sexually abusing two girls; died by suicide on third day of his child sex abuse trial. Read more »
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  • Benjamin Alyk

    • was an LDS church member from Utah and a missionary in Dominican Republic; confessed to making child porn; LDS church leaders allegedly didn't report his crime. Read more »
  • Elwood Anderson

    • was a LDS church member in Washington state; allegedly downloaded and shared more than 9,000 images of young children engaged in sexually explicit activity; convicted. Read more »
  • Jared Anderson

    • was a high school teacher (and one-time "teacher of the year") and Mormon church group leader in the San Antonio, Texas area; also lived in Millington, Tennessee and Ogden, Utah; sentenced to 10 years in prison for hosting sex parties for teenage boys. Read more »
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  • Noel Anderson

    • was an LDS church primary teacher in McKinney, Texas; sentenced in 2019 in Texas to 50 years in prison for molesting children. Read more »
  • Darcy Anderson

    • was an LDS church member in Utah; convicted of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl; sentenced in 2022 to serve a minimum of 16 years in prison. Read more »
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  • Mark Anderson

    • was a Mormon church branch president and dentist in Woodland, California; accused by 27 former female patients of touching them inappropriately in office visits; found guilty in 2009 of 11 felony counts and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery for sexual abuse of several of his female patients; sentenced to six years in California state prison; required to register for life as a sex offender. Read more »
  • Cortney Andrew

    • was a Mormon church member and bishopric counselor in Logan, Utah; charged in early 2023 in Utah with four second degree felony counts of enticing a minor by internet or text: sentenced in January 2024 to 60 days in jail. Read more »
  • Alan Andrus

    • was a Mormon bishop in Placerville, El Dorado County, California; accused of sexual abuse in 2020; as of May 2023, the case is proceeding through pretrial motions. Read more »
  • Denny Antreo

    • was an LDS church member in Rexburg, Idaho; accused of breaking and entering women's apartments at BYU-Idaho and watching them sleep. Read more »
  • Michael Antrobus

    • was a former Mormon branch president (similar to a bishop) and bishop in Connersville, Indiana for 10 years (approximately 1974-84); convicted of child sexual abuse charges (9 counts, 6 victims) in Sacramento County, California in 2021-2022; sentenced to 8 years in San Quentin State Prison; died by suicide in prison in September 2023; our sources report that he had at least a dozen victims. Read more »
  • Adam Archibald

    • was a Mormon church member in Yakima, Washington; accused of sexual abuse of an adult woman for several years; sentenced to prison. Read more »
  • Manuel Archibeque

    • was a Mormon church member in Maricopa County, Arizona; allegedly admitted to his bishop that he had sexually touched a child; charged in two cases in 2006 with sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of molestation of a child, all class two felonies; one case was dismissed in 2006 without prejudice; in the other, pleaded guilty to two reduced charges of child abuse. Read more »
  • Jose Arias

    • was a Mormon church missionary in Palm Desert, California; accused of sexual abuse; civil suit filed against LDS church and Arias; judge awarded judgment by default for the plaintiff (victim) against Arias in 2017 in the amount of approximately $4.2 million; the LDS church was not found liable. Read more »
  • Larren Arnold

    • was a Mormon church member and scout leader in Idaho; in 1984, arrested for lewd conduct with a minor under sixteen (molested a nine year-old boy) in Idaho; convicted in October 1984; received a five year suspended sentence and three years probation. Read more »
  • Mathew Arrington

    • was a Mormon church member and foster child advocate in Arizona; found guilty of child sexual abuse; sentenced to 15 years in prison. Read more »
  • Scott Ashton

    • was an LDS church member in Pasco, Washington; charged with prostitution-Patronizing a Prostitute 04/30/2015; Ashton's sentence was modified on 1/29/2016 to Disturbing the Peace. Read more »
  • Arlo Atkin

    • was a former LDS bishop in or near Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona; accused of raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl in his ward while he was her bishop; pleaded guilty, served time in prison. Read more »
  • Kayla Atkin

    • was an LDS church member and therapist in Lehi, Utah; charged in 2022 with three felony counts of sexual abuse; pleaded guilty in April 2023 to one count of attempted object rape (victim was 14-15 years old at the time of the crime); sentenced in September 2023 to 180 days in jail. Read more »
  • Joseph Atwater

    • was an LDS church member in Australia; pleaded guilty to trafficking and kidnapping. Read more »
  • Eric Avant

    • was a Mormon church member and cub scout leader in Norfolk, Virginia; was sentenced to 26 years in prison for molesting eight boys; had as many as 41 alleged victims. Read more »
  • John Baca

    • was an LDS church member in California; found guilty of LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH A CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE. Read more »
  • Rodney Bailey

    • was an LDS church member in Medora, Illinois; accused of sexual abuse; convicted. Read more »
  • Richard Baker

    • was an LDS church member in Clearfield, Utah; accused of voyeurism and child sexual exploitation. Read more »
  • Lynn Baldwin

    • was an LDS church member in Utah; accused of child sexual abuse; convicted of lewdness in 1996 and sexual exploitation of a minor in 2002 (attempted); released in 2006; is a registered sex offender. Read more »
  • Coy Ball

    • was an LDS church member in Mesa, Arizona; was charged with 11 various abuses to a child; pled guilty to 3 counts of Molestation of a child. Read more »
  • Timothy Ballard

    • was a Mormon church member and anti-sex trafficking activist; claimed to be friends with LDS apostle M. Russell Ballard (no blood relation); accused in 2023 of sexual misconduct by at least 7 women, according to VICE News; in September 2023, five women and a couple filed civil lawsuits in Utah against Tim Ballard for sexual misconduct; an 8th victim reported him in November 2023. Read more »
  • Michael Banks

    • was a Mormon church member; accused of sexual abuse. Read more »
  • Norman Barber

    • was a Mormon church member and dentist in Layton, Utah; was a scout leader; pleaded guilty in 1988 to sexually abusing two girls who were his dental patients; the sexual abuse occurred in his dental office and included drugging one or both girls with nitrous oxide. Read more »
  • Melvin Barhite

    • was a Mormon church member in Michigan; convicted of sex crimes; sentenced to prison; while in prison, argued that prison officals violated his religious rights by confiscating photos of scantily clad females between the ages of 14-26. Read more »
  • Craig Barlow

    • was an LDS church member; accused of sexual abuse. Read more »
  • Bryan Barner

    • was a Mormon church member in New York in the 1980s; scout leader, molested a 12-year-old boy and two 13-year-old boys; sentenced to no more than one year in prison. Read more »
  • Wanda Barzee

    • was an LDS church member in Utah; with Brian David Mitchell, held Elizabeth Smart captive. Read more »
  • James Bayless

    • was a Mormon church member in Gilbert, Arizona; Pleaded guilty and convicted of 2 counts of molestation of a child in October 2015; is a registered sex offender. Read more »
  • John Baysden

    • was an LDS missionary from North Carolina who, while serving his mission in Roy, Utah (Ogden Utah mission), videotaped himself molesting two victims, ages 15 and 18; pleaded guilty to 2 counts of forcible sex abuse with minors. Read more »
  • Christian Bearnson

    • was a Mormon church member in Los Angeles, California in the early 1990s; molested a 13-year-old girl; the LDS church settled, reportedly for millions of dollars (US). Read more »
  • Brandon Beckham

    • was a Republican candidate for Utah Senate; charged in 2022 with one second degree felony count of forcible sexual abuse; pleaded not guilty; as of January 16, 2024, the case was headed toward a final pretrial hearing on January 17. Read more »
  • Brandon Bednarz

    • was an LDS church member; found guilty of sexual abuse of a minor. Read more »
  • Gary Bell

    • was an LDS church member and former prosecutor in Utah; pleaded guilty in December 2022 to four second degree felony charges related to child sexual abuse; sentenced in January 2023 to one to 15 years in prison; in June 2023, was convicted of 15 counts of 2nd degree felony sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of class B misdemeanor voyeurism; no additional prison time was added. Read more »
  • David Bennett

    • was an LDS church member and scout leader in California and Korea; convicted in 1987 in California of child sexual abuse; moved to Korea; was assigned to be an LDS young men's president and scoutmaster; was accused of molesting several boys; disappeared in 1991; FLOODLIT is attempting to locate him. Read more »
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