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Pleasant Grove man charged with 7 counts of sexual abuse of a child

Andrew Bishop

(KUTV) An man self-reported sexual abuse of children to Pleasant Grove police after he was confronted by LDS church leaders who learned of the abuse from an alleged victim.

The man, Andrew Bishop, is 33-years-old and is accused of abusing five victims in a 10-year period according to police. When leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confronted Bishop,he was told he needed to call police or church leaders would, according to Lt. Britt Smith with the Pleasant Grove police.

He said Bishop went to the police station and told a detective he sexually abused the first victim nine years ago. He also said the latest victim's abuse happened during the past eight months. Bishop is charged with seven counts of sexual abuse of a child and arrested.

Police do not believe there are other victims and they believe the man was forthcoming with all of the alleged crimes.

2News will update this story when more information becomes available.

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