Former Utah Primary Teacher at LDS Church Branch Accused of Sexually Abusing Child
By Linda Williams
June 17, 2018
Police have arrested a Utah man accused of sexual abuse of an 8-year-old girl from his LDS Church congregation and authorities believe there may be more victims.
Sean Sund, 45, of West Jordan, was arrested recently for investigation of five counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child. Sund had a position of trust over the girl because he was a Primary teacher in her LDS Church branch, police said.
KSL.com reports the girl told investigators the abuse took place on more than one occasion during sleepovers at Sund’s West Jordan home. The girl was taken there by a relative who was friends with Sund and also in his LDS congregation, according to a probable cause statement.
The relative told police Sund “was trusted by all of the parents to have the children left in his care and custody,” the statement said.
Sund told police he regularly had children over at his house and had sleepovers, during which children would sometimes sleep in his bed. He admitted to two occasions of abuse similar to incidents described by the 8-year-old girl, according to the statement.