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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.

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Latter-day Saint Bishop Who Was Former Officer Arrested In Prostitution Sting