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Former Mormon Bishop Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse

By November 19, 2012June 19th, 2020No Comments

image credit: Menafee PD

image credit: Menafee PD

A former Riverside California Mormon bishop has pled guilty to two counts of the sexual abuse of minors in a plea agreement with prosecutors. 

Todd Mitchell Edwards, 49 was charged with sexual battery and sexual penetration with a foreign object.  In addition to prison time, Edwards will have to register as a sex offender in the state of California.

According to the LA Times, “The assaults happened in November 2006, according to the criminal complaint. He was initially charged with a third count, related to an attempt to dissuade one of the victims from reporting the crime to authorities, but that charge will be dismissed as part of the agreement, prosecutors said.  Edwards held the rank of bishop in the Menifee ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is an unordained and volunteer position.

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