Skip to comments.LDS Youth Leader Accused Of Sex With Kids
Posted on 03/10/2010 11:22:31 AM PST by Colofornian
A church youth leader from Weber County was arrested for sexual abuse of three girls.
Cory Campbell, 37, was booked into jail on three counts of forcible sex abuse after a young woman came forward, claiming she was abused by the man. Campbell posted bail Tuesday night and has since been released, according to Capt. Clint Anderson.
Authorities believe one family member and two others were victimized in incidents that date back to October of 2009. They say it is possible there are more victims out there.
Campbell served as an LDS young men's leader in Farr West.
Hand him over to the fathers of these girls.
I don’t understand how the religion of the offender has any bearing on the crime.
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(It would if you're the parent of a teen who knows your teen hangs out with a church youth group...so rather than broadbrush ALL church youth leaders out there...inquiring parents are gonna wanna know if their child's been in harm's way of a given...specific, that is...youth leader)
In that case the title should have been “youth church group leader......”.
Again, rather than broadbrush EVERY church leader under the sun, 'tis better to narrow it down so that headlines can do what headlines are supposed to do...narrow things down.
Now, in reading this headline, every parent in that city sending their kid to a church youth group doesn't need to have a knee-jerk reaction when reading the headline. (The editor has narrowed it down for them)
My point exactly.
It's a Salt Lake City newspaper. EVERTHING around there is about what religion you follow.
The question now is who knew what when.
...to some, who are obsessed about it.
It's the culture.
Because, it gives angry and bitter people more fuel for their fire of justification.
Article in the Salt Lake Tribune too
It's perfectly relevant when the offender held a position of authority in the religion in question. Different religious groups have different standards for checking out the backgrounds of people called to serve in positions of authority, with some having a stricter set of standards for those who will have particular access to youth. The Catholic Church certainly has a horrible record, having quitely transferred known child molesters to other locations, giving them a new set of victims and keeping the new community of parents in the dark, and also having paid off parents of victims with huge sums of "hush money" in exchange for the parents agreeing not to report the case to law enforcement (which makes the parents essentially pimps of their own children, IMO), in some cases when the offender was being quietly transferred to a new location. I've never heard of the LDS Church doing anything that egregious, but there's nothing wrong with including religious affiliation in stories like this -- helps people keep track of different denominations' track records.
Ben Rothlisberger clone?
I missed the part in the article where the LDS YOUTH leader was bitter.<>P>I can SEE how he's angry and all; after them girls tellin' and everything.
Oh? lol Oh? lol
very telling strategy.....
At least she didn’t turn it into another support-for-child-sexual-abuse thread, this time.