The law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C, was hired in 2010 to defend West Ridge Academy (also known as the Utah Boys Ranch) against charges of sexual abuse in California Federal Court. One of the firm's attorneys that is assigned to the case is Daniel A. Adlong, a BYU graduate and faithful Mormon who was sent to West Ridge Academy as a young man.
The second juror questionnaire filed by Adlong (a matter of public record that can be viewed using Pacer.gov) finally puts to rest questions about the connection between the controversial facility for young people and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. West Ridge Academy and some people within the Mormon church contend that the Church and the Ranch/Academy are entirely separate entities (despite the obvious red flags) and the facility advertises a "non-denominational" program (despite the Mormon missionaries stationed there, among other things).
Attorney Daniel Adlong reveals the following in question 51 in the second juror questionnaire, filed in Federal Court on April 1, 2013:
“This case involves claims of sexual abuse against a residential treatment facility for children run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) whose wrongful or negligent conduct was a legal cause of the victim’s molestation.
In what religion were you raised?
What denomination/congregation have you belonged to in the last 10 years?
How often do you attend services?"
To be clear, the lawyer for the Defendant - West Ridge Academy/Utah Boys Ranch - from the firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C, stated to the jury that "[West Ridge Academy] a residential treatment facility for children [is] run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)."
West Ridge Academy is facing an $11 million suit for sexual abuse and recently settled another sexual abuse lawsuit out of court.