Peter Taylor, also a defendant in the lawsuit, served four years in prison for the crimes.The sisters claimed two bishops in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints covered up the sexual abuse.The Salt Lake City Tribune reports lawyers for the sisters argued that the bishops were functioning as family counselors, since, under Washington State Law, clergy are not required to report sexual abuse.

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SACRAMENTO A former Mormon youth counselor who was charged in April with molesting a boy he met while serving at the church was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of child annoyance.

Michael Scott Woodbury, 37, originally was facing 30 felony counts of lewd acts with a minor but because the offenses were less-serious than initially suspected and questions about the legality of a taped phone call, the sides agreed to the reduced charge, attorneys said."I felt it just that Mr.

Woodbury would also experience a lifelong loss and consequence commensurate to the personal violation of a young boy," she wrote in a letter to Judge Patrick Marlette read by Oros during Tuesday's hearing in Sacramento Superior Court.

Woodbury, who is a lawyer, met the boy when he served as Young Men president in the Rosemont Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, authorities said.

He worked with male church members 12 to 18 years old.

Since his arrest, KGET-17 News learned Olsen has an extensive history in Kern County.

Olsen attended West High School and was a band member.

He later attended Cal State Bakersfield and was for a brief time, part of the Campus Jazz Ensemble where he played the trumpet.

Our heart certainly goes out to the victims and the families who are going through this at this time, said Clareen Hays with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.