Summarized by Gregor McHardy
Man charged in alleged child rape case
Everett WA Herald 6Oct99 D1
By Rebecca Hover: Herald Writer
If the sordid details in this article are proven correct, a man who served
as a janitor at an LDS Church in Everett Washington will stand convicted
of multiple counts of raping children. Perhaps more than six children have
been abused by the man over the past several years. Details (and you don't
necessarily want to read them) are just beginning to filter in that show
Matthew Stephen having earned himself a few millstones about his neck.
One of the sadder parts of the story is that all Stephen met all of his
victims through his job at the LDS church in Edmonds, Washington. One
alleged victim said that Stephen befriended him, offered him a part-time
job in his appliance-repair business and then offered to let him move into
his home after the youth admitted he was having problems at his own home.