The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

McKinney, TX - Mormon Church Instructor Admits Noel Anderson to Sexually Abusing 4 Children

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in McKinney
Published: January 15, 2019
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 16, 2020

McKinney Church Volunteer Confesses to Sexual Abuse of 4 Children

A volunteer at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Lake Forest Dr. has admitted to sexually abusing four children he met through activities at the church. 22-year-old Noel Anderson has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child after confessing to abusing children between ages 2 and 6 over the past seven years.

According to investigators, Anderson found his victims during church activities and meetings. He also had responsibilities as a volunteer with the church, including being the primary instructor for children ages 7 and 8 in 2014.

Authorities believe there could be additional victims and have asked anyone who believes that their child may have been abused to contact McKinney Police Detective U. Watson at 972-547-2729.

Anjali Nigam
Hello, I’m attorney Anjali Nigam. If you or a loved one is a survivor of a similar accident, I’d be happy to discuss your legal options. Call for a free consultation, it would be my honor to help you.
(888) 997-3792

Legal Recourse for Victims of Child Sex Abuse by Church Leaders and Volunteers

Attorney Anjali Nigam contributes some thoughts on the legal options available to church sex abuse victims and their families:

In many cases of sexual abuse, the abuser is someone in a position of trust within their community. We often see this in cases involving those who are trusted with the care of children, such as teachers, coaches, religious leaders, and daycare employees. When a church leader or volunteer sexually abuses a child, the traumatic experience has a ripple effect that reaches the entire community. The victims and their families may live with the effects of this trauma for the rest of their lives and the public trust as a whole is damaged.

It's critical for religious organizations to make sure the children in their organization are safe from predators. And when sexual abuse is reported within the church, the leaders of these organizations must contact law enforcement immediately to put an end to the abuse and make sure the perpetrator is prosecuted. But in many cases of sexual abuse in religious organizations, leadership within the organization is negligent in a way which enables abuse to occur.

For example, a religious organization might be considered negligent if they allowed a volunteer with a history of sexual misconduct to work with kids or if they failed to report suspected abuse to law enforcement. In cases that involve negligence, the victims and their families may have the right to file a lawsuit.

If you or a loved one is a survivor of church sexual abuse, we understand your family's struggles during this difficult time. To learn more about how your family can find justice through the legal system, get in touch with one of our experienced sex abuse survivors attorneys for a free consultation.

Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
About the Author
Joe LaFrance
About Joe LaFrance
Editor: Joe is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. He covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Joe: This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
Read some recent posts
Find A Local Lawyer

  • Details
  • Incident
Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapMedia RoomDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy