Information about mental health or behavioral health therapists who perpetrated or allegedly perpetrated sex crimes, including sexual abuse, while they were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely known as the LDS church or Mormon church.

  • Scott Owen – was a Mormon bishop (twice), stake presidency counselor and therapist in Provo, Utah; called himself the “Porn King;” accused by 7 former patients of sexually abusing them during sessions, and by a cousin (alleged sex abuse in 1980s); an LDS bishop, a stake president (his business partner) and Utah DOPL all allegedly failed to report to police; arrested in November 2023; charged in December 2023.
  • Mitch McKee – was a Mormon church member and retired Utah State Highway Patrol officer in Heber City, Utah; when arrested in 2024, was a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience helping LDS clients address “pre and post mission sexual issues;” accused of sexual abuse of a minor.
  • Floyd Godfrey – was a Mormon church member and sexual orientation conversion therapist in Arizona; accused of sexual misconduct by two employees; in 2023, was forced to surrender his license.
  • David Novak – was an LDS Social Services counselor in Utah who worked for 12 years with child sexual abuse victims; convicted in 1999 of sexually abusing a girl; released from jail after serving about 40 days.
  • 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.
  • Bob Stahn – was an LDS church member and therapist in Idaho Falls, Idaho; accused in April 2023 of sexual abuse; once served as clinical director of Operation Shield, counseling child sexual trauma survivors; pleaded guilty in October 2023 to felony sexual abuse or exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
  • Maurice Harker – was an LDS church member and therapist in Utah; accused of psychologically and physically harming sexual abuse victims who came to him as patients; charged in September 2023 with felony aggravated abuse of a vulnerable adult and kidnapping.
  • David Hamblin – was an LDS church member and therapist in Utah; arrested in 2022 and charged with sexual abuse of a child; connected to an ongoing investigation into ritualistic sexual abuse in Utah; ex-husband of Roselle Stevenson, who was arrested in 2023 and charged with child sexual abuse.

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