Missionary Charged with Sex Abuse

KUTV [Holladay UT]
February 27, 2007

A Mormon missionary accused in the sexual abuse of a young boy now faces charges.

On Monday, the 20-year-old man was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Court documents say the alleged incident happened shortly after the man baptized a 12-year-old boy into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Court records say the boy and his mother went to the missionary's home last December to deliver a Christmas present. But when the boy went to give the missionary a hug --- court documents say the boy told police the man reached into his pants and touched him inappropriately.

A $50,000 warrant has been issued for the man's arrest.


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