Susan Brock's Teenage Sex Scandal: LDS Bishops Won't Be Charged With Crimes, Pinal County Attorney Says

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Despite never going to police after they were told that a teenage boy was being sexually abused by Susan Brock, two bishops from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will not be charged with crimes, the Pinal County Attorney's Office says.

Get all the details about the sex scandal that played out in the home of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock right here.

Pinal County Attorney's spokesman Kostas Kalaitzidis tells New Times that prosecutors have made the decision not to charge bishops Matthew Meyers and Troy Hansen for not reporting the abuse to authorities.

Kalaitzidis also says -- as far as he knows -- there is no investigation targeting county Supervisor Brock for his apparent failure to report the abuse of the teenage victim by both his wife and adult daughter.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the relationship between Susan Brock and the boy was uncovered by the victim's girlfriend, who discovered sex-themed text messages between Brock and the victim on the boy's phone on October 8. The girl told her parents, who contacted Susan Brock, as well as her county supervisor husband, to tell them they knew of the abuse.

Rather than call police, Fulton Brock called Meyers. On October 9 or 10, Susan Brock admitted having a sexual relationship with the boy to Meyers.

Meyers never called police.

When the boy's parents were told of the affair, rather than immediately call police, they contacted Hansen, their bishop in the LDS Church.

As the father of the victim later told police, after meeting with Church leaders to discuss the abuse, he was "under the impression" that cops would be called. But they weren't -- as the boy's father was waiting for church leaders to alert authorities of the abuse of his teenage son, he got "tired of waiting" and called them himself on October 22.

But that wasn't the first time the Mormon Church learned of suspicions that Brock was abusing the boy.

In October 2009, about a year before Susan Brock's arrest, the Brocks and the victim's parents met with leaders in the Mormon Church. The topic of conversation: suspicions that Susan Brock was having sex with the teenage victim.

If we had suspicions that a middle-aged woman was sleeping with our teenage son, our first call is to police -- not our church. Call us crazy.

Susan Brock denied having sexual contact with the boy -- which was a lie -- and continued to abuse him for another year.

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Taylor Willingham
Taylor Willingham

Why isn't everyone mad at the father? He knew it was going on too and didn't tell the police. He has some lame excuse that he was waiting for the Bishop to do something about it??? Should he be charged? How about charging the perpetrator of the crime not innocent victims who had nothing to do with it. These Bishops are Bishops to both the criminal and the victim. They have a duty to look out for both people's best interest. That is why almost every state of the United States protects clergy members because of this hard duel conflict of interest. The police officer doesn't understand this but the District Attorneys are well aware of this conflict. It would be absurd to force clergy members to tell police. If that was the case, people would not come forward. This eventually come to an end because a woman trusted to tell her bishop. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

There's a cruel irony involved here. The church members are claiming clergy immunity due to the clergy/client confidentiality ideal contained within written law.

However, the church members apparently chose to overlook their moral and ethical obligations of protecting this male child from further sexual abuse by this old woman. In my opinion, only because the offender was married to a political figure in the community.

So many times people get so hung up on the word of their spirit that they forget their true responsibility is to be the best and most protective human they can. The 'church', regardless of faith or religion involved, should never be the most protected. After all, it is the parishioners who make up the church. Without parishioners the brick and mortar become nothing more than restaurants....

Those in the Mormon church who care, really do need to take a lesson from this tragedy. 

Mistalee
Mistalee

There ya go. Zonies have been wondering how they could get tourist dollars flowing back into the state, what with the boycott and all - and this is the answer. Arizona is well-positioned to challenge Thailand as the premiere destination for pedophiles.

Remember, Arizona may tolerate child rape but they're tough on drugs, so if you do come to Arizona to bone the younguns, don't smoke weed while you're doing the deed. That would be sinful and wrong, and Arizona will prosecute.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Typical law enforcement:  It's not a crime if it's someone you like. 

Johnny Young Gunz
Johnny Young Gunz

she looks just like my mom who i still live with at 34 years old.

tweedmeister
tweedmeister

I did take LDS (not LSD). I was a Mormon high priest for over 30 years, and have held a lot of ward and stake leadership positions commensurate with that priesthood position. I just have to say that it is and always has been about protecting the LDS church and its leadership, no matter what. Now, I know someone's going to respond to this post and say otherwise, of course. But all one has to do is look back into the history of the Mormon church, and they will find numerous crystal-clear references to "lying for the Lord," a term coined (as I recall) by LDS "prophet" John Taylor. Brigham Young called it "catching the devil at his own game." In short, you are supposed to say and do anything necessary to divert people's attention away from things that will hurt the church's standing. Mostly it just means handling a problem within the boundaries of the church leadership and not calling in outsiders. Keep in mind, however, that there are seldom any real professionals within this leadership (seldom any psychologists, counselors, law enforcement, etc.), so it's not like they all know what they're doing. The actions of these two bishops are the rule, not the exception. I've participated in this to some extent myself, and am ashamed. 

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

if Susan Brock ever gets out of prison im gonna ask her out for a very hot sexually sparked date. SHE IS ONE HOT SEXY BITCH!

teknik1200
teknik1200

 i am fucking outraged at this.

why do the mormons get a free pass on not reporting a child molester to the police.  this is a religion with it's roots being pedophiles.   and i'm sorry, but YES the FLDS is the mormon church.  

they are taking over this state, and it's obvious they care more about how they are perceived then by what they actually do.

get your cult out of my government.  this is disgusting.

swiftt
swiftt

You are the first person to say the one truth that everyone has missed.  The father was aware and was apparently placing his own fatherly responsibilities on his local church clergy.  If I were in a clergy position, and a father was aware of his child being abused, all commen sense and logic would lend me to assume the father had the most knowledge, responsibility and legal duty to alert police.  I'm crying foul on this whole trumped up scandal.  If the failure to see this obvious lapse of reason began at the prosecutor's office, why did the media never catch it? If the prosecutors were looking at possible neglect on the father's part, why did the media ommit such facts? Either way, epic fail for the media and many of you commenting here.

Laird
Laird

 I live safely in Hawaii at the beach. check me out at www.lairdhamilton.com no thanks Arizona. been there done that scene.

James King
James King

If you were in fact a LDS leader, please give me a call. Office is 602 744 6549. Thanks, James King.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

 LSD use would have taught you better than LDS

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

iwas an LSD user in nam but i was never LDS. 

Johnny Young Gunz
Johnny Young Gunz

 my mom looks like her. you can have a go with her if you want.

tweedmeister
tweedmeister

Well, I'll tell ya. You're in a kind of Mormon area (in AZ), definitely still within the so-called "Morridor" running from southern Idaho clear down to your parts. The LDS influence is strong and seeps into your local government. 

But most important is the culture within the LDS church of "Lying for the Lord." It was once actually called that, the phrase first used, I believe, by John Taylor. LDS leaders and members no longer use the actual phrase, but I can tell you from the vantage point of more than 30 years as an LDS high priest and stake-level leader that it is still very important for members to deny-deny-deny, and to obfuscate-obfuscate-obfuscate (try saying that 3 times fast) in order to preserve the image of the Mormon church. The image actually becomes to the end to the means, and becomes more important that an individual's rights. It's not uncommon at all to circle the wagons in order to protect the leadership.

And you're right about the term "Mormon"--it does refer to all who believe in the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, and that would also include FLDS and many other sects of Mormonism.

You're also right about it being a cult. After many years I had to finally admit this.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

 dont forget all the catholic priests who also get a free pass after ass fucking little boys. or driving drunk and fleeing the scene of the hit and run auto accident like that on father priest guy did a few years ago.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

 im fucking outraged to and im sinking back into another one of my very bad Vietnam flashbacks from all this shit news about this Mormon whore. i haven't been laid in over 12 years due to my mental state of mind.

Chuck Zito
Chuck Zito

my mom looks even better. just make sure you bring her meth when you meet her. then shes all yours to bed in with. we hells angels are the kings of meth head tweakers. we got no teeth brother! but we got the meth there is! 

Chuck Zito
Chuck Zito

i was ass fucked by the same priests many times and was almost hit by the car driven by that same priest while riding on my hog. betcha doc its bedtime with my mother. its midnight where you at? already passed out from meth smokin? 

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

You want to know something poser. I think that you are a cowardly punk for using my screen name and would be more than happy to meet you anytime and any place to "Discuss" this issue . If your as gutless as your posts suggest, I seriously doubt you have ever been in a combat situation and if you were actually in Vietnam, you were probably a cook, clerk or some COs butt-boy.

Chuck Zito
Chuck Zito

 thats why you gotta smoke meth like me. it will help soothe the pain you fucking pussy. we make the best meth on earth. thats why we are the king of meth heads and tweakers. but if your gonna be a fucking cunt and end up in the mental insitution. you are a piece of shit. now come on by and smoke meth. hells angels we the king of meth heads. we also support jan brewer!

Boodan Warlock
Boodan Warlock

 well thats what the person gets for hanging around with people like that then. choose better pals in the future.

Johnny Young Gunz
Johnny Young Gunz

 that may be your mental problem. meth and a stretched out asshole.

Boodan Warlock
Boodan Warlock

 you are disrespecting US service men and women by saying clerks and cooks  in the service are not worthy as you? is that what your saying ex vet? what a piece of unamerican shit you are. your the real true fucking punk. you just showed your true colors and that is YELLOW!

CHICO HAMC PHX AZ
CHICO HAMC PHX AZ

 Stop by 147 west Mojave st. ask for Chico Mora at the house south of the Hells Angels clubhouse. we have a Boxing ring out back where we can settle our problem we have.

Johnny Young Gunz
Johnny Young Gunz

 thats what you get for being an unbelieving Godless Vietnam Vet atheist.

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