Court finds Mormon church blocked southern Alberta police investigation into sex abuse of young girls in 1980s

CBC News

December 24, 2019

By Meghan Grant

Lethbridge judge convicted 51-year-old man on 2 counts of sex assault

More than 30 years ago, the Mormon church participated in the cover-up of the sexual assault of several young girls in southern Alberta, instructing the abuser not to go to police, according to an Alberta judge who has rendered a decision in the case.

These findings are laid out in the decision of Lethbridge Justice Johnna Kubik, who convicted the now 51-year-old man on two counts of sexual assault.

The abuse took place over a seven-year period between 1986 and 1993 when his victims were between the ages of eight and 13 years old.

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