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Mormon bishops won't be charged in Ariz. sex abuse case despite reported confession

Susan Brock KPHO

Susan Brock
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(CBS/AP) PHOENIX - Prosecutors say two Mormon church bishops won't be charged in the sex abuse case involving Susan Brock, the wife of a Maricopa County supervisor.

Brock, the 49-year-old wife of county supervisor Fulton Brock, is serving a 13-year prison sentence for sexual conduct with a teenage boy.

The Arizona Republic reports that Susan Brock told the bishops about sexually abusing the teen, but neither bishop went to the police with the information.

The Mormon church says the bishops acted properly. Officials say a priest can't disclose any confession even when it concerns child abuse

The Brocks' 22-year-old daughter, Rachel, is charged with eight child abuse counts for allegedly abusing the same boy as her mother.

A plea bargain reportedly may be in the works for Rachel Brock at a June 8 settlement conference. She remains jailed without bond.

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