LDS Church Facing New Sex Abuse Suits Over Indian Program

Law360, New York (August 15, 2017, 6:28 PM EDT) -- Two Navajo women and a Crow woman have brought sexual abuse complaints against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, claiming the church failed to protect them when they were abused as children while taking part in a Mormon off-reservation home-placement program.

Two suits were filed in Navajo Nation district court on Friday and one in Washington state court the same day, with the women alleging they were abused after being placed in church members' homes in Arizona and Utah in the 1960s and 1970s through the Mormon church's now-defunct Indian Student Placement Program.

The women, who aren't identified by...

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