Why was a convicted pedophile who was recently released from prison sent into a home as a “home teacher” by the Mormon Church where he sexually abused a 10-year-old girl?

Per this article, pedophile Gillen, in approximately 1999, was caught doing disgusting things to children when he was manager of a skating rink in Colorado. Then, he was convicted in 2002 of a different sexual assault on another child.   He was sentenced to eight years in prison. After being released from prison, pedophile Gillen … Read more

Interest in Controversial Mormon Indian Placement Program Surges

Two recent articles discuss the controversial Mormon Indian Placement Program as well as the pending sexual abuse lawsuits. These lawsuits are on hold pending a ruling from a federal judge in Utah. Both articles discuss heart wrenching stories of courageous survivors of childhood sexual abuse in addition to discussing the pros and cons of this program. … Read more

Why Do Child Sex Abuse Victims Sue Churches?

Over the past fifteen years or so, our society has become painfully aware of the extensive existence of child sexual abuse, both in the United States and throughout the world. In some circumstances, children are abused by a relative or close family friend; in others, they are abused by a mentor such as a priest, … Read more