SALT LAKE CITY -- A judge has ordered a Mormon bishop to stand trial on charges of witness tampering and failing to report a teen girl's complaint of sexual abuse.
In a ruling issued Feb. 2, 3th District Judge Lyle Anderson said Gordon Lamont Moon was not the only person that knew of the abuse allegations, but had no reason to assume authorities had already been notified.
An arraignment is set for Feb. 23 in Duchesne.
Prosecutors say the 16-year-old girl spoke to Moon because he is the leader of her Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They contend Moon counseled the girl not to contact authorities about a sexual assault last July.
A message for Moon's defense attorney, David O. Leavitt, was not immediately returned Wednesday.