LDS Church responds to allegations of sexual abuse by former MTC president

The Daily Universe

March 21, 2018

By Ashley Lee

The LDS Church is responding to sexual assault allegations against a former president of its Missionary Training Center in Provo.

The accusations come from a former church member who served as a missionary in 1984, according to a statement released Tuesday, March 20. She reported to the leaders of the Pleasant Grove West Stake in 2010 that Joseph Bishop had sexually assaulted her when she was at the MTC.

According to the church statement, the stake leaders reported the claims to the Pleasant Grove Police Department. “The church does not know what she said in that interview, but the church received no further communication from the police concerning the matter,” according to the statement.

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