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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: September 16, 2021 04:09AM

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Posted by: [|] ( )
Date: September 16, 2021 05:23AM

The alleged abuse occurred between 2011 and 2020.
He served as bishop from December 2019 until January 2021.

So it had been going on for 8 years when he was called as bishop.

So much for discernment.

Hey Mormons, still believe that your leaders are guided by divine inspiration?

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Posted by: cannonfodder ( )
Date: September 16, 2021 11:47AM

Jury trials in most Idaho counties are on hold because of Covid, which means they are trying to resolve more cases through mediation. Otherwise it could be years before these cases go to trial. I work in the criminal justice system in Idaho. It's not unusual for felony cases to be mediated. It's much more common now because of Covid. Mediation does not necessarily mean the charges will be reduced (although that can be one possible outcome) or that the sentence will be more lenient. I've seen plenty of mediated cases that end up with the defendant pleading guilty and going to prison, sometimes for a long time.

In the past, it was less common for misdemeanor cases to be mediated -- although with covid misdemeanor cases are now frequently going to mediation, at least in some parts of Idaho.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: September 16, 2021 05:34AM

I'm at a loss as to how two charges which could result in (respectively,) a life sentence and/or 25 years can go to mediation, especially when the alleged abuser has pleaded not guilty.

IMO you mediate small offenses, not some of the biggest ones.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2021 04:21PM by summer.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: September 16, 2021 09:20AM

Cuz clearly this was the girls' fault, so there's no need to get all harsh about it and ruin a good man's life!!

Obviously, you're not in tune with the spirit.

I hope those two young ladies will look inward and realize what they've done, and repent.

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Posted by: Heartless ( )
Date: September 16, 2021 03:13PM

Sadly this is church doctrine taught in general conference. Victims of abuse were told to meet with bishops so the could repent of their part in the abuse.

I never watched another session of conference after that and decided if I ever had daughters or granddaughters they'd never set foot in a mormon church.

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: September 16, 2021 09:53AM


The idea that you can mediate criminal charges is absurd.

Former B: I promise to ask next time before I grope you.

Victims: We promise not to feel offended when the servant of god cops a feel.

Mediation is for matters about failing to paint a fence, provide a service or repair a car in a timely matter.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: September 16, 2021 12:57PM

we should reflect on what Fearless Leader Boyd KKK Packer lovingly taught us....

—Elder Boyd K. Packer, "The Mantle is Far, Far Greater than the Intellect"




eta: I few women (declining) like to have doors opened & held for them...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2021 04:45PM by GNPE.

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