News Release

Church Responds to Media Inquiries Into Lawsuit Filing 


In response to media inquiries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement:

Protecting and nurturing children is important to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and we handle issues of this nature with the utmost seriousness. These allegations of interference or coverup are baseless and offensive. Law enforcement investigated this matter in the 1980s and took no action against the Church or its leaders. We will continue to act responsibly and appropriately in addressing these matters.

Additional Information:

  • Law enforcement investigated these allegations when they arose in 1986 and brought no charges against anyone named in this lawsuit.
  • All four principal investigators in the 1980s have confirmed there was no Church involvement or interference in their investigation.

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