When Are Clergy Required To Report Sex Abuse? Arizona Case Shows Why It Doesn't Always Happen

Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 3:43pm
Updated: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:53pm
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Clergy are often some of the most trusted figures people can turn to in times of need. In one Arizona case of sexual abuse, that’s exactly what happened.

A Mormon bishop in Kingman was told about sexual abuse happening within a family. But when the victim didn’t want to report it to law enforcement, he didn’t.

That has sparked some concerns about the legal counsel he was given by a law firm for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Now a prosecutor with the Mohave County Attorney’s Office has filed a bar complaint about it.

To explain all of this, The Show spoke with Nate Carlisle, who’s covering the case for The Salt Lake Tribune.

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