This is the property of the Daily Journal Corporation and fully protected by copyright. It is made available only to Daily Journal subscribers for personal or collaborative purposes and may not be distributed, reproduced, modified, stored or transferred without written permission. Please click "Reprint" to order presentation-ready copies to distribute to clients or use in commercial marketing materials or for permission to post on a website. and copyright (showing year of publication) at the bottom.
Subscribe to the Daily Journal for access to Daily Appellate Reports, Verdicts, Judicial Profiles and more...

Civil Litigation

Jul. 11, 2024

LDS, church leaders named in Alameda County child abuse lawsuit

The plaintiff alleges that local church leader Craig Harward would frequently remove her from bible class with the permission of class leaders, taking her to another location where the abuse occurred.

A child sexual abuse lawsuit has been filed in Alameda County against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, former Secretary to the Bishop at LDS Corporation Craig Allen Harward, and other church leaders. The plaintiff alleges that she was sexually abused as a child by Harward between 2000 and 2001, and that other church leaders were aware of his actions but failed to report or intervene.

According to the complaint, Harward would frequently remove her from Bible class w...

To continue reading, please subscribe.
For only $95 a month (the price of 2 article purchases)
Receive unlimited article access and full access to our archives,
Daily Appellate Report, award winning columns, and our
Verdicts and Settlements.
$795 for an entire year!

Or access this article for $45
(Purchase provides 7-day access to this article. Printing, posting or downloading is not allowed.)

Already a subscriber?