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  • case #468: Wade Lee Schvaneveldt

    updated: February 22, 2024
    • Born in 1971.
    • Wade Schvaneveldt was an LDS church member and high school girl's basketball coach in or near Grace, Idaho; accused of raping a child numerous times over a period of several years, including at his home while his family was attending LDS church meetings; in April 2023, accepted a plea deal to two felony counts of rape; in June 2023, was sentenced to 8 to 18 years in prison.
    • Worked in the LDS church as a Unknown, .
    • Latest update: June 2023: was sentenced in Idaho to 8 to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty in April 2023 to two felony counts of rape.
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a468
  • case #375: James Cletus Hanifin

    updated: February 22, 2024
    • Born in 1939.
    • Died in 2021.
    • Also known as Jim.
    • James Hanifin was an LDS church member in Boulder, Colorado; accused of sexually abusing a young teenage girl in his home, while his wife was away.
    • Was married in an LDS temple .
    • Latest update: Died October 2021.
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a375
  • case #801: Gordon Ariel Neeley

    updated: February 22, 2024
    • Born in 1935.
    • Died in 2018.
    • Gordon Neeley was an LDS church member and daycare owner in Salt Lake City, Utah; plead guilty to ATTEMPTED - AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD; convicted; died in 2018.
    • Worked in the LDS church as a High priest, Missionary, .
    • Was an LDS missionary in unknown from 1955 to 1957 .
    • Latest update: 2018: died.
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a801
  • case #83: Kevin Curlew

    updated: February 22, 2024
    • Kevin Curlew was an LDS church member in Methuen, Massachusetts; accused of sexual abuse; in 2008, a victim's mother filed a civil lawsuit against the the Mormon church, claiming the church allowed the accused to babysit children despite his prior convictions for child sexual abuse, and that LDS leaders failed to report her child's abuse to police.
    • Worked in the LDS church as a Unknown, .
    • This case involves alleged or confirmed failure to report abuse by a Mormon church leader.
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a083
  • case #469: Mark Chapman

    updated: February 22, 2024
    • Born in 1971.
    • Mark Chapman was an LDS church member and scout leader in Michigan; served 9 years in prison in New York for charges of engaging in criminal sexual conduct with a person below the age of 17; sentenced to prison in 2022 in MIchigan for sexually assaulting two children; some of the abuse took place at an LDS chapel.
    • Worked in the LDS church as a Church janitor, Scout leader, .
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a469
  • case #400: Mark Nielson Cram

    updated: February 22, 2024
    • Born in 1956.
    • Mark Cram was a former Mormon bishop and stake presidency counselor, and city manager in Riverton, Utah; charged in 2006 with voyeurism; admitted climbing a 9-foot wall at a tanning salon to watch a 16-year-old girl undress; pleaded guilty; plea was held in abeyance; he completed the terms set by the court, charge was dismissed and case was expunged in 2008; as of February 2024, lives in Riverton, Utah.
    • Worked in the LDS church as a Bishop, Stake high council, Stake presidency counselor, .
    • Was a Stake presidency counselor, at the time of alleged or confirmed criminal activity.
    • Latest update: 2008: case dismissed, expunged.
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a400
  • case #630: Kevin Gerald Bowman

    updated: February 22, 2024
    • Born in 1980.
    • Kevin Bowman was an LDS first counselor in a ward bishopric and a restaurant owner in Utah; was an LDS missionary in Taiwan 1999-2001; accused of sexual abuse of a teenage girl who worked in his restaurant; arrested in July 2023.
    • Worked in the LDS church as a Bishopric counselor, Missionary, Other leader, .
    • Was a Bishopric counselor, Other leader, at the time of alleged or confirmed criminal activity.
    • Was an LDS missionary in Taiwan from 1999 to 2001 .
    • Was married in an LDS temple in 2002 .
    • Latest update: July 2023: accused of sexual abuse.
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a630
  • case #352: Brent E Taylor

    updated: February 22, 2024
    • Born in 1948.
    • Also known as Mr. Taylor.
    • Brent Taylor was the Utah Valley Youth Symphony orchestra director, and an LDS Sunday school teacher; accused in 2018 of sexually abusing multiple boys; a judge issued a warrant in June 2023 for Taylor's arrest, ruling that he had exaggerated his health issues to avoid trial; as of September 2023, was found to have disappeared after his nurse overdosed on drugs and died.
    • Worked in the LDS church as a Sunday school teacher, Youth leader, .
    • Was a Sunday school teacher, at the time of alleged or confirmed criminal activity.
    • Latest update: June 2023: A warrant has been issued for Taylor's arrest; September 2023: Taylor has seemingly vanished, after his nurse either accidentally or purposely overdosed and died.
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a352
  • case #380: Richard Brunson

    updated: February 21, 2024
    • Richard Brunson was an LDS church member and orchestra conductor in Utah and Wisconsin; accused of sexual harassment and other inappropriate sexual behavior; fired from Goshen College in February 2024.
    • Latest update: February 2024: fired from Goshen College.
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a380
  • case #398: John Doe

    updated: February 21, 2024
    • John Doe was an LDS church member in Argentina; accused of sexual abuse in 2017; an LDS bishop learned of the abuse in a private confession by the accused, and the bishop told the victim's mother, who told police.
    • More details at FLOODLIT.org/a398
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