Amber Dawn Lee (b. 1971) is one of at least 10 children who were sexually abused by Arvin Shreeve, the leader of a polygamist new religious movement called the Zion Society. Like the other children in the group, Amber was homeschooled, which she states “consisted solely of singing, scripture, and penmanship”.
The abuse came to light when police raided the group’s compound in August 1991 based on Ron Van Drimmelen’s report that Shreeve had sexually abused his 7-year-old son and Kori Christofferson’s report of other sexual abuse of children that was occurring in the group. Shreeve pleaded guilty to sodomy and sex abuse of a child and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, where he later died. Nine other adults in the group, including Sharon Kapp, Jennifer Shreeve, Amy Partridge, and Mark W. Lichfield, were also sentenced to prison time for sex crimes against children.
Date: August 1991
Location: Ogden, Utah
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