While the Mormon Church has a formal policy of condemning abusive behavior, reports from child sexual abuse victims indicate that sexual abuse towards children has gone unaddressed in the Mormon Church for decades (1, 2). Victims who report the abuse to their religious leaders have been met with doubt and skepticism (3). Recently, it was reported that the Mormon Church encourages Mormom abuse victims and their families to report allegations of abuse to a toll-free hotline that is run by defense attorneys for the church, as opposed to reporting abuse allegations to law enforcement (4).
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- Gerdes, K.E., Beck, M.N., Cowan-Hancock, S., Wilkinson-Sparks, T. (1996). Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Case of Mormon Women. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 11(1), 39-60.