A Mormon church leader is accused of sexually assaulting a woman. At least part of the case rests on an audio apology he recently gave to his victim that suggests his guilt.
- The Mormon church is trying to get the case dismissed. The statue of limitations—or the amount of time allowed in Utah to bring legal action—has expired.
- McKenna Denson reported several times over the past three decades that Joseph Bishop sexually assaulted her and the church did nothing.
- Bishop has denied raping her but acknowledged to police that he asked her to expose herself when he was president of the faith’s Missionary Training Center in Provo, according to police documents.
- In this role, he had authority over hundreds of young Mormons preparing for their mission work.