Sterling Van Wagenen

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Impact journalism from Truth & Transparency exposing prominent Mormon filmmaker as a sexual predator.

Director of Mormon Temple Videos Charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse of a Child

On April 2, 2019, Sterling Van Wagenen, noted film director and producer, was indicted in Utah on a single count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. An arrest warrant  was issued on April 4 and Van Wagenen posted bail of $75,000 on April 8. The charge is a

Sandy Police Investigating Van Wagenen for Second Instance of Sex Abuse

A document received through an open records request by Truth & Transparency from the Sandy Police Department has revealed that Van Wagenen is currently under investigation for a sex offense. In February, Truth & Transparency released a recording in which Sterling Van Wagenen, a noted executive producer and director of

Interview With Police Reveals Small Discrepancy in Sterling Van Wagenen's Story

Days after molesting David, Van Wagenen’s son's friend, Sterling Van Wagenen turned himself into police at  the Salt Lake County Sheriff's office. In a transcript obtained by Truth & Transparency, Van Wagenen implies he was encouraged to turn himself in by his therapist in Provo, Utah. The name of

Director of Mormon Temple Videos and Sundance Festival Co-founder Admits to Child Molestation in Early 90s

While at a sleepover with a friend in 1993, David woke up in the middle of the night to something that would haunt him for the rest of his life. His friend’s dad had his hand down his pants and was rubbing his penis. He jumped up and ran
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