The Diocese of Salt Lake City is saddened to receive the allegation of abuse from Mr. Guy Platt. Abuse in any form, especially of a child, is abhorrent. The Diocese had no knowledge of any abuse by James Rapp during his four years in Utah as a high school teacher. He was transferred from Utah by the religious order of which he was a member.
Since 1990 the Diocese has had a stringent policy regarding sexual abuse by church ministers, which mandates reporting to authorities and pastoral outreach for alleged victims. This policy continues to be in effect and is revised and updated by an independent review board annually.