Latter-day Saint Bishop Who Was Former Officer Arrested In Prostitution Sting
Feb 21, 2019, 6:45 AM
LEHI, Utah – A former police officer who was arrested in a prostitute sting is also a local bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
David Moss, 51, was booked into the Utah County Jail Tuesday for investigation of exploiting a prostitute, patronizing a prostitute, lewdness and sexual battery.
A spokesperson for The Church confirmed Moss was a bishop at the time of his arrest, but he has since been removed from the position.
The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said the arrest came after Moss offered to “manage” a couple of women he was communicating with on an app. The two women, unbeknownst to Moss, were undercover police officers.
According to a police affidavit, he posted a message on the undisclosed social media app using the name “Pilot.” He then contacted one of the undercover officers and arranged to pay $150 for services such as “kissing, touching and pleasure.”
In addition to being a former officer and a religious leader, Moss also recently worked for the West Valley City government.
A spokesperson for West Valley City said Moss has resigned his position.
Detectives said Moss has denied all the allegations.