Man testifies in suit alleging Mormons overlooked sex abuse

Man testifies in suit alleging Mormons overlooked sex abuse

By The Associated Press, February 9, 2018, Salt Lake Tribune

Martinsburg, W.Va. • A man accused in a West Virginia lawsuit along with the Utah-based LDS Church of covering up years of child sexual abuse testified he was unaware of the allegations that led to his son’s conviction until he was charged.

The Journal reports Chris Jensen testified Tuesday in Berkeley County Circuit Court in the trial of a lawsuit filed by plaintiffs on behalf of nine families.

Plaintiffs contend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others knew about 26-year-old member Christopher Michael Jensen’s sexual abuse convictions and allegations but “did nothing to warn and protect” their children.

Christopher Michael Jensen was sentenced in 2013 to 35 to 75 years in prison for sexually abusing two children, ages 3 and 4. Jensen’s father said Tuesday  . . . 

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