Former LDS Bishop Charged with Sex Abuse

Former LDS Bishop Charged with Sex Abuse

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- David James Gomez, a Corrections administrator and former Mormon bishop, has been accused of molesting several teenage boys.

Gomez, 57, was charged Thursday with three counts of first-degree felony sodomy on a child and three counts of second-degree felony sex abuse of a child.

The allegations stem from alleged incidents 10 to 13 years ago, when Gomez was bishop of the Hunter 10th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Gomez, director of Utah Correctional Industries, was placed on administrative by the Department of Corrections following his arrest Monday.

Gomez was released from the Salt Lake County Jail Wednesday.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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