Mormons Misbehaving

Bountiful, Utah:

A former employee of the Mormon church has been sentenced to two years in the Davis County Jail for sexual offenses involving two children. Timothy Bothell of Centerville drew the sentence Friday in 2nd District Court after earlier pleading guilty to one felony count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child and one misdemeanor count of lewdness involving a child. … The plea was part of a deal so the sisters, ages 11 and 13 at the time of the abuse, would not have to testify.

Parker, Colorado:

The investigation into [Mormon scoutmaster Brian] Robbins began in January. Cut to around noon on Tuesday, when detectives from the PPD, along with helpers from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County Pattern Crimes Unit, executed a search warrant on Robbins’s home, on the 22000 block of Pensive Court in the Canterberry subdivision. The Parker cops [located] a slew of child-pornography images — reportedly hundreds of them. Shortly thereafter, Robbins was booked on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child; his bond was set at $50,000.

Mesa, AZ:


The murder trial of Jodi Arias has been filled with salacious details of phone sex, graphic text messages, and an erotic sexual relationship between her and her devout Mormon ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. Arias, 32, converted to Mormonism when she began to date Alexander, then 29, in 2006. Though they were both outwardly devout, they immediately developed a sexual relationship. … Arias is on trial for murdering Alexander, whom she dated for a year and then continued to have sex with for a year after that. Prosecutors allege she killed him in a fit of jealousy in June 2008, after taking graphic sexual photos with him and having sex earlier in the day.

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