Ex-seminary teacher, Michael Pratt, pleads guilty in sex case
AMERICAN FORK - An seminary teacher arrested for his sexual relationship with a former student pleaded guilty Tuesday morning rather than go to trial.
Michael J. Pratt, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of object rape and one count of forcible sodomy, first-degree felonies, and one count of forcible sex abuse, a second-degree... Ref. Source 4
Wow, it took him so long to plead guilty. For a moment I thought he would actually go to trial but obviously made a deal since 11 of his 15 charges were dropped.
Well, first of all I do not believe for a second that the guy in question was just making an "April's Fool" joke (on April 6th? How significant the date as well). For me, he was trying to r-pe her. The insanity of it all, is that the guy was the woman's home teacher.
Ex-BYU student sent to prison for attack on woman he was assigned to home teach
"This was a very violent crime that was interrupted and could have been much worse," said prosecutor Tim Taylor. "This wasn't even close to a prank." Taylor said Hallam admitted to being jealous and angry because the woman's life seemed to be going so well. Ref. Source 7
'I am no longer your puppet,' victim tells ex-seminary teacher Michael Pratt
Judge sends him to prison for five years to life
Pratt was taken into custody immediately after the hearing, leaving his wife alone to care for their four young children - the youngest just 2 months old. They, too, are victims in this case; they did nothing to deserve the embarrassment heaped upon them, said prosecutor Julia Thomas. Ref. Source 9
Imagine this poor teenage girl who already have been a victim of s-xual abuse by her own father who ends up committing suicide, she goes to a counselor of LDS social services and ends up being sexually abused AGAIN!
If you are not following up the Elizabeth Smart Thread you may at least want to look at this: Mitchell played role of Satan in Mormon: Source 5
Much of Brian David Mitchell's writings coincide with Mormon teachings, BYU professor testifies
SALT LAKE CITY - Prosecutors resumed calling rebuttal witnesses Friday in the trial of Brian David Mitchell, who is accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart.
On Thursday, Mitchell's defense team rested its case with Dr. Richart DeMier, a veteran psychologist who examined Mitchell at the federal prison in Missouri said he believed... Ref. Source 7