Episode 35

Published on:

28th Aug 2023

Continuing Revelations: Abuse and the Mormon Church & LDS

Not many religions are as shrouded in secrecy as the Church

of Latter Day Saints (LDS) and its progeny. This secrecy cultivates a culture

that is ripe for abuse to occur. Attorney Peter Janci of Crew Janci LLP represents sexual abuse

survivors including those abused by LDS and FDLS clergy and rejoins us for this

episode of the podcast to discuss how the abuse occurs and how we can combat


Sexual violence cases involving LDS churches and others

associated with Mormonism tend to be discussed less often than similar cases

against Catholic churches because these crimes are reported less often. The

extent of abuse that occurs is significant, however. Victims of abuse are

deterred from reporting sexual crimes due to the insular structure of LDS

churches and those related as well as the fact that these churches are often

based in states where court statutes stop victims from being able to take legal


Tune in to learn more about the history of sexual violence

in LDS churches and how abuse is often hidden.

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