“When I was 7 and my little brother was 4 we were molested by an “upstanding” male church member who was recommended to babysit us by other church members including ward leadership.
The bishop knew that this young man had been raped by his own brother as his other family members had told church authorities on numerous occasions. The bishop did nothing to intervene or contact police when he learned the young man had been raped continuously over a long period of time and instead allowed the cycle of abuse to continue by recommending him as a babysitter which resulted in his abuse of my brother and I.
My parents came home and literally caught the young man in the act but my entire family was so brainwashed that NOBODY called the police. Instead my parents told the same bishop who had recommended him. The bishop also did not call the police, instead the young man was told to not take the sacrament for a while and I had to see him in church the very next Sunday, and every subsequent Sunday after that.
The police were not informed until months later when my non-LDS aunt heard about it and informed her therapist who contacted the police.
This was in one of the Everett, WA wards in 1995, not sure which one.
Maybe if others, including my family members, see this story alongside countless others rather than as an isolated event it will open their eyes rather than put them on the offensive.” – Jens Anderson