AZ: Judge limits privilege defense in AZ Mormon sex abuse case

Source: msn.com 8/19/22

An Arizona judge overseeing a high-profile lawsuit accusing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of conspiring to cover-up child sex abuse has ruled that the church may not refuse to answer questions or turn over documents under the state’s “clergy-penitent privilege.”

Clergy in Arizona, as in many other states, are required to report information about child sexual abuse or neglect to law enforcement or child welfare authorities. But an exception to that law — the privilege — allows members of the clergy who learn of the abuse through spiritual confessions to keep the information secret.

Judge Laura Cardinal ruled on Aug. 8 that the late Paul Adams waived his right to keep his confessions secret when he posted videos of himself sexually abusing his two daughters on the Internet, boasted of the abuse on social media, and confessed to federal law enforcement agents, who arrested him in 2017 with no help from the church.

“Taken together, Adams’ overt acts demonstrate a lack of repentance and a profound disregard” for the principles of the church, widely known as the Mormon church, Cardinal said in her ruling. “His acts can only be characterized as a waiver of the clergy-penitent privilege.”

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Another big surprise – the Registry ONCE AGAIN has failed to protect children from sexual abuse from no less a Border Patrol Agent – an officer of the law.

The scam continues!

And we are lumped in with scum like that.

Arizona knew what was going on out there in the desert with all them Mormon kids for years before they storm that place and took them all out and who knows how many Arizona politicians were involved in the Mormon church at the time.
I remember watching the news when they were taking all those kids out of there on buses it was crazy to watch.
The even crazier part was the state of Arizona gave those people their own personal law enforcement you couldn’t even get close enough to investigate what was going on in there. If it wasn’t for the kids that escaped from that place, Arizona would probably still be letting the Church get away with that sick shiit.
Arizona is only playing tough because this situation went public if it wasn’t we all know they would just turn a blind eye to the Latter-Day Saints like they always do