Dating ex mormon woman
BYU is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which said on Tuesday in a statement it is investigating allegations it calls "deeply disturbing." Church officials didn't immediately respond Thursday for comment about the police report.
The now-55-year-old woman, whose name is being withheld because she's an alleged victim of sexual assault, lodged her complaint to BYU police in November.
This July 26, 2017, photo shows the outside of a new Missionary Training Center building during the media day tour seen through a window of one of the MTC buildings in Provo, Utah.
The Mormon church is investigating a former missionary training center president who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the 1980s, following the release this week of a secret audio recording where he is heard apologizing to her and citing a sex addiction.
She alleges that Bishop raped her in an office in Provo in 1984 when she was a missionary.
Bishop was president from 1983-1986 of the Missionary Training Center in Provo The woman told BYU police in the Dec.
It contradicts his son's account that the woman exposed her breasts without being asked during the meeting.
The recording was made public this week by the website Mormon Leaks, a church watchdog.
She was a young woman in her early 20s preparing to go on a proselytizing mission while he held the top leadership post at the Missionary Training Center, a mini campus in Provo where young Mormon men and women have gone for decades to learn foreign language and get ready for multi-year missions that are rites of passages in the Utah-based faith.
Bishop's son, Greg Bishop, an attorney in Park City, said Thursday he won't comment about the police report until he can get a recording of the full interview police did with his father.
He said on Wednesday that there was no sexual assault and that the woman exposed herself to his father, unsolicited, during the encounter.
Years later, in 1998, she said she began reporting the abuse to church officials, she told BYU police.
The church says it first became aware of the allegations against Bishop in 2010 and gave the information to police in Pleasant Grove, where the woman was living.