January 12, 2005

L.D.S. Church Missionary Accused Of Sexual Abuse


Jan. 11, 2005

A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls, and videotaping the acts. Sandra Yi is live in our newsroom with details of the investigation.

Police say the suspect videotaped himself fondling the 2 teenage girls as they slept. 21-year old John Baysden was arrested Saturday. Court documents say he was staying at a home in this Roy neighborhood. One of the victims awoke to find him standing over her with his hand on her breast. She noticed his video camera.

Police say, when the family confronted him, he gave them the camera and videotapes. Police say, the tapes also show Baysden fondling the teen's 17-year old cousin, on a different occasion. He told police, he also inappropriately touched the same girl once before while she slept and didn't tape it. He also admitted trying to tape the bedroom of his neighbor's 16-year old daughter.

Posted by kshaw at January 12, 2005 06:09 AM