Arthur Gary Bishop was a child molester and serial killer. He confessed to the murders of five young boys in 1983.
Arthur Gary Bishop (Between January 1 to June 10, 1951 June 10, 1988) was a convicted American child molester and serial killer. He confessed to the murders of five young boys in 1983, as a result of a routine police investigation. Arthur Gary Bishop was born in Hinckley, Utah, the eldest of six brothers. Bishop was raised as a devout Mormon, and was an Eagle Scout and an honor student. When he was 18, Bishop served as a missionary in the Philippines. Bishop was arrested for embezzlement in February 1978 and given a five-year suspended sentence, but he skipped his parole and fled to Salt Lake City, living under the alias 'Roger Downs'. In October 1978, the LDS Church excommunicated Bishop. In Salt Lake City, Bishop, registering under his pseudonym, joined the 'Big Brother' program. No one initially suspected 'Downs' of child molestation, although dozens of children would accuse him of abuse after he was arrested for murder.
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