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The Worst Betrayal

Some Mormon sex offenders are told to pray for forgiveness, while their victims pay the rest of their lives.

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Shortly after Robert Rinde was born in 1969, his father, Robert Larry Leroy Pitsor Sr., decided that the infant would grow up as a Mormon. It struck him as a fashionable religion to be part of.

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“It was part of the Western machismo,” says Anne Rinde, the mother. “He had it in his mind that all Western men were Mormons and he was going to be one, too. It’s cowboy crap.” It hardly mattered that Larry'the name Pitsor went by'initially wasn’t a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “He told me he was,” adds Anne, now 63 years old. “It turned out he wasn’t, but he became one later. Larry was not the most honest of human beings” ...

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