Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pedophile cult leader dies in prison

Arvin Shreeve (video) died of natural causes in prison. He was 79. Shreeve was a bad man, evil is a better word to describe him. We are better off for his passing.

Shreeve was arrested in 1991 after investigators raided his multihouse compound in the Northwood subdivision on Ogden's north side.

Officers were investigating charges that Shreeve and others practiced a communal lifestyle, lesbianism, a form of polygamy and child sexual abuse.

Shreeve was accused of illegal sexual contact with four girls under the age of 14 who were members of families belonging to his so-called "Sister Program."

I remember the case. I have friends in Ogden who knew the man and his followers. They kept sending me press clipping from the trial. The testimony was horrific. This man was a stain.