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Attorney sues Mormon church, others in horrific child abuse case


An attorney representing three children who endured sexual, physical and emotional abuse for years, mostly at the hands of their father, is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others associated with it for not reporting the mistreatment the children suffered inside their Bisbee house.

The children and their parents, Paul and Leizza Adams, were members of the church’s Bisbee ward, the complaint filed by lawyer Lynne Cadigan shows. Leaders in that organization were aware that Paul Adams — who was employed as a U.S. Border Patrol agent until his arrest and committed suicide in December 2017— was abusing the children because Adams sought counseling with church leaders for his acts.