Jury acquits former Mormon leader accused of sex assault
Courts » Defense claims Efrey Guzman was mistaken for man who assaulted girl, so family attacked him.
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According to court documents, the defense called nearly a dozen witnesses in the case, including members of Guzman’s family, his church congregation, a medical doctor and the defendant himself.
Guzman was released from his calling as a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after he was charged in August 2012. He had been a branch president of a Latino congregation in Sandy. A branch is smaller than a ward.
Several members of his congregation have attended court hearings in a show of solidarity with their former president.
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