Read 40 survivor stories by victims of sexual abuse or shaming perpetrated by Mormon church members or leaders.

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  • Abuse Cover-up Led to About a Decade of Additional Abuse.

    I grew up in Arvada, Colorado. I started being sexually abused by my oldest brother when I was 4, and he was 17. the abuse only stopped because he was found worthy to go on a mission. A year into his mission, my older sister went to our bishop for…

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  • An Un-Silenced Survivor

    To: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Re: A Simple Request My name is Mikelle, and I have been a faithful member of your organization for most of my life. I have put my faith and trust in God, in you, in your leadership, and in every single…

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  • I was sexually assaulted multiple times as a child

    I was sexually assaulted and abused multiple times as child. Several times I almost lost my life. I was threatened not to tell about the abuse. These threats included I will kill your family, God wants me to do this, I am doing this because you are bad. I have…

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  • sexually abused by my autistic twin brother and slut shamed by my ward and stake

    I was a victim of cocsa for 10 1/2 years from the ages of 5-15 1/2. My parents and ward/stake members saw this weekly and slut shamed me for ‘allowing and encouraging’ him to behave that way. My parents told me to repent of my sins because he’s disabled so…

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  • LDS bishop touched my inner thigh – I noped out of there ASAP

    I was a member of the church for years, I had never had a problem with any of the bishops serving, they had all been very lovely and I had been preparing to go to the temple for my endowments and my Bishop was satisfied with my study and was…

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  • Branch President went to trial for abuse, was acquitted. Continued molesting young boys for many years after the fact.

    My stepfather was a Branch President in a small congregation in Southwest Missouri. He was accused of molesting a young boy in our ward. A boy with a single mother who would stay over at our house often and play with my little brothers, as my stepfather insisted he needed…

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  • Brother is a convicted sex offender

    My brother was convicted of multiple charges, including several sex with a child charges. His own 3 daughters were abused along with several nieces, cousins and neighbors. None of this would have continued if the LDS church would have reported his first confession of rape to get off his mission…

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  • Sexually abused frequently in an LDS chapel by a Primary teacher

    It all started when I was 6, I had just moved to a different class within the church. I met my primary teachers, they were husband and wife. While the wife was teaching I needed to go to the bathroom, the husband was doing hall monitoring so he walked me…

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  • Child sexual torture, sexual abuse, and a cover-up from a place of “love”.

    This all started for me when I was 7 and went on for over a year. When I was 8, I finally spoke up to my parents about what had been happening to me in spite of the threats of violence if I told. I endured rape and what would…

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  • I went to my bishop when I was 13 to confess what I thought was sexual sin – when in reality, I’d been groomed and sexually abused by an adult man.

    I went to my bishop when I was 13 to confess what I thought was sexual sin – when in reality, I’d been groomed and sexually abused by an adult man. I’d already read The Miracle of Forgiveness because I was obsessed with becoming worthy again, and I was particularly…

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