Here we go again….

In recent years, I have been encouraged by the stance taken by the LDS Church towards sexual abuse cases, and the fact they let authorities deal with them, rather than try to manage them within the church. Don’t tell me it doesn’t or didn’t happen. I saw it myself, and have talked to detectives who quit the force and moved rather than deal with the obstruction of justice perpetrated by the LDS Church.

As I mentioned, I think this has mostly changed, but not completely.

This story is an example.

The Mormon Church claims it never knew one of its members, 49-year-old Susan Brock, the somewhat-estranged wife of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock, was sexually abusing a teenage boy before her arrest..

This, according to court documents obtained by New Times, is a lie.

The church issued the following statement amid criticism that it knew of the relationship and didn’t report it to police:

“Any allegation that Church leaders knew of abuse but did nothing is inaccurate and offensive. The Church is extremely proactive in its efforts to protect children from abuse of any kind, and works diligently to support and assist victims of abuse. When abuse does occur we work to see that it is reported to the authorities.”

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About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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2 Responses to Here we go again….

  1. LINDA says:

    I am so grateful you are addressing the LDS abuse issue. Have you ever wondered how odd(secret) it is women in the Morg don’t come forward and form support groups for themselves and kids.It never enters their minds to fight back in the media. Pathetic!Out in the real world, kids that die from drunk drivers, or texting the parents get it out.

    Have you ever thought to pursue current trend of LDS wives of sex offenders or abusers choose to stay married even when husbands go to prison? They will still be able to enter celestial kingdom with convict man who committed crimes in his family. SICK! Most LDS women don’t even consider a crime, just a family problem. SICK>One women I know whose husband was exed for sex abuse, 10 yrs past his death she contacted GAs and got him rebaptized, sealed to him for all time and eternity so she can enter Celestial kingdom. Her 3 kids who he brutally hurt were appalled and disgusted.

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  2. birdman says:

    I thought you covered the cover-up well in Wives and Sisters…but it still goes on.
    http://www.amazon.com/Wives-Sisters-Natalie-R-Collins/dp/B000H2MBHG/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_2

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