Mormon Abuse

The Attorneys at Crew Janci LLP have Represented Dozens of Victims of Abuse in Cases Against the LDS Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Mormon Church – also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the LDS Church – has a unique organizational structure and culture. Historically, the Mormon Church has been an insular religious community. Most male members in good standing will become “priesthood holders” and gain authority and “callings” to leadership over others in the church.

Unfortunately, too often, abusers manipulate this trust and reverence to prey upon children. Historically, LDS bishops and stake presidents often insisted on handling allegations internally, and strongly discouraged intervention by outside authorities.

The response by the local LDS church (either at the ward or stake level) was often to remove the perpetrator’s calling without warning the rest of the ward or stake about the reason for the discipline. Whatever the intent, such actions can allow predators to continue to victimize children. Too often, people who are abused within an LDS congregation feel that nothing will be done if they report abuse, and so they instead suffer in silence.

Mormon Abuse Fact Sheet

50+ Yrs
More Than
$200 M
National Reach

Those who have survived Mormon abuse often have conflicting feelings of doubt, shame, confusion, and anger. At the same time, many remain deeply loyal to the LDS faith. We understand this conflict. The attorneys at Crew Janci LLP have represented dozens victims of abuse in cases against the LDS Church.

If you have suffered abuse in the LDS Church and would like to talk to someone about your options, please contact us today or call toll-free at 1-888-407-0224.

Related Articles

LDS Church Utah Mormon AbuseSex Abuse News
April 10, 2018

The LDS Church’s New Guidelines on Abuse Fall Short

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced last week that it had updated its guidelines on preventing and responding to abuse. The announcement…
Noel Anderson Mormon AbuseSex Abuse News
March 29, 2018

Former Church Instructor Arrested For Child Sex Assault; McKinney Police Urge Parents To Speak With Children In Suspect’s Care

Article from McKinney Courier-Gazette. McKinney police arrested 22-year-old Noel Anderson Friday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child after Anderson admitted to sexually…
Gavel Mormon AbuseSex Abuse News
February 4, 2018

Mother testifies in suit against Mormon Church

Article from The Journal. MARTINSBURG, WV — The civil case alleging members of the Mormon Church had covered up sexual abuse by the son of…
LDS Church Utah Mormon AbuseSex Abuse News
December 18, 2017

Six Mormon families suing LDS church over alleged cover up of child sexual abuse

Article from SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - A group of families are suing the LDS church, alleging it covered up child sex abuse by…