Mike King (chief-ret); Saturday, June 25, 2022; 1:00 PM-1:50 PM – online
Based on my investigation into the Zion Society cult in northern Utah where 32 children were rescued after years of sexual abuse by the 120-member group. 30-years later I met with the victims of this case and while we may have rescued them, learned that we abandoned them as their greatest challenges were beginning. What are the lessons learned and what can today’s investigators do differently? My in-depth research with the survivors brought about change. This information is also contained, in part, in my book, “Deceived, An Investigative Memoir of the Zion Society Cult.” It has been showcased on the Dr. Phil Show, CourtTV and many other platforms.
Mike King is a retired chief and criminal investigator who spent most of his career investigating closed societies. He led the state of Utah’s polygamy investigations at the attorney general’s office and will be speaking about his investigation and takedown of the Zion Society cult, a group of 130 zealots who committed more than 4,000 counts of sexual abuse of children. Twelve defendants were convicted in the case that rescued 32 children. His presentation will briefly describe the cult while focusing on the victim survivors today.