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June 22, 2020
Civil Suit vs Criminal Charges for Sexual Abuse: What’s the Difference?

Filing a claim for your abuse in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an incredibly brave step. We understand that decision was not made lightly, and we want to make sure you have the resources to make informed decisions throughout this process. After deciding to file a sexual abuse claim you will […]

June 18, 2020
Where Can I File a Claim for My Sexual Abuse?

After deciding to pursue legal action for your abuse in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it may seem confusing and overwhelming figuring out the details of filing a claim. One of the major factors of this process is deciding where you will file the claim. Typically, you will file a sexual abuse […]

May 12, 2020
Governor Cuomo Extends New York’s Child Victims Act due to COVID-19

In wake of the coronavirus pandemic slowing or halting the U.S.’s justice system, Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to extend a window of time that completely removes New York statute of limitations for filing sexual abuse lawsuits. On May 8, Gov. Cuomo extended New York’s Child Victims Act (CVA) an additional five months so sexual abuse […]

May 5, 2020
Utah HB90: How Does This Law Help LDS Sexual Abuse Survivors?

A bill proposed for the 2020 legislation would require all Utah clergy, including those in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to become mandatory reporters of child abuse. Sponsored by Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, HB90 would remove clergy members’ exemption for reporting sexual abuse to authorities. This new law would not […]

February 7, 2020
Is It Too Late for Me to File a Claim Against the Mormon Church for Sexual Abuse?

Some of the most frequently asked questions we hear at Abused in Mormonism is whether or not time has run out for an abuse survivor to file a claim against the Mormon Church. “Is it too late for me to file a claim?” “Am I too old to file a claim?” “Did I wait too […]

January 10, 2020
LDS Congregation Told Not to Research Sex Abuse Case by Bishop

A recent scandal revealed a bishop in the Mormon Church told a congregation not to look into the details of a child sex abuse crime in their stake and ward. ABC4 Utah received an audio recording from a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, depicting how a bishop chose to explain, […]

December 18, 2019
Whistleblower Claims Mormon Church Mismanaged over $100 Billion Intended for Charitable Works

Complaint Urges IRS to Strip the Mormon Church of its Nonprofit Status After Reports of Tithing Mismanagement The former investment manager the Mormon Church’s investment division filed a complaint to the IRS alleging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has stockpiled $100 billion intended for charitable purposes. The complaint, received November 21, claims […]

December 6, 2019
Mormon Bishop Arrested for Owning Child Porn, Denied Bail

Investigators Suspect LDS Bishop May Have Sexually Abused Children A Latter-day Saints bishop has been arrested for owning thousands of images of child pornography, and investigators suspect he may have sexually abused children, as well. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Timothy James Hallows, a Mormon bishop from Kaysville, Utah, was booked October 16 into […]

November 15, 2019
I Was Sexually Abused in the Mormon Church: Who Do I file a Claim Against?

Who Do I Sue? Mormon Church Sexual Abuse Lawsuits After surviving sexual abuse, it can be frightening to face the crimes of the past, let alone decide to file a claim against for your abuse. If you were sexually abused by an elder or member of the Mormon Church, your abuser could be one person […]

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