Former LDS leader sentenced to 30 years in sex abuse case

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(ABC 6 News) – Michael Adam Davis, the former leader in the Kasson Church of Latter-Day Saints, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Davis was found guilty of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count of indecent exposure in front of a minor in May of this year.

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Davis was accused using his position in the Church of Latter-Day Saints to secure access to a Kasson boy, after which he used gifts and games to manipulate the witness into silence for a period of time during and after the assaults in 2019.

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Davis was also sentenced to pay $1,304 in restitution. He will receive credit for 229 days served in jail.