Tuesday, June 15, 2010

LDS Conservative Activist Keith Kuder Arrested For Suspected Rape Of 17-Year-Old Girl In Orem, Utah, Claims He Was "Set Up"


A politically conservative activist who identifies himself as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on his Facebook site was arrested on Friday June 11th, 2010 after police say he raped a 17-year-old girl. Twenty-five year old Keith Kuder of Orem, Utah was booked into jail on two counts of rape, a first-degree felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a class B misdemeanor. He has since been released on $1,500 bail. Media stories published by the Deseret News, the Salt Lake Tribune, and KSL Channel 5. This post combines and summarizes key information from all three sources.

Police claim that Kuder met the 17-year-old girl in an online chat room. He then brought her to his home on June 4th, gave her alcohol and raped her, despite her telling him to stop. A few days later, they met again at Kuder's home and he allegedly raped the girl a second time. After Kuder fell asleep, the girl opened his laptop and sent a message to one of Kuder's friends, describing what happened, claiming that she was scared, and asked the friend to come pick her up. The victim said the friend picked her up and took her to the police station.

In response, Kuder denied rape was involved, and said that the girl also had told him she was 20 years old. He also said he believes he was "set up", but refused to explain further and said his lawyer would release a statement later. But the Tribune reports that Kuder has previously been accused of stalking, and a judge in 2008 granted a woman a permanent civil stalking injunction.

According to Facebook, Kuder is presently employed as a marketing director for The Loft in Provo. The Loft is a non-alcoholic nightclub in Provo that serves high school students, college students, and has live concerts. Kuder is known to be active in Utah County politics, and unsuccessfully ran to be the Utah County Republican Party secretary in 2009. In addition to his Facebook site, Kuder also maintains another personal website.

Because Kuder is merely a suspect at this point, the LDS Church won't take action against his membership, although if he holds a calling involving close contact with teenagers, he might be released from that calling as a precautionary measure. Kuder does have a rather impressive personal resume, replicated below (after the jump):



Keith Kuder was first recognized by US Congressman Brad Sherman, the 27th District of California, for his Outstanding Service to the Community in 2001. Since getting involved with community programs, he has maintained a consistently conservative record reflecting the will of the people of the Republic Party. Despite growing up most of his life in a Liberal community, Keith has demonstrated a unique ability to build a consensus amongst friends and has worked across party lines to achieve results. Keith believes that we can reach solutions if we are not concerned about who gets the credit. A staunch defender of individual liberty and economic freedom, Keith Kuder has consistently demonstrated his strong support for government to be more fiscally conservative.

While living in Los Angeles, Keith helped to bring about Change. Keith went before the Los Angeles City Council and millions of viewers in 2002 and asked for a Police Chief more willing to enact reforms and community policing. The following day the Chief of Police, Bernard C. Parks, resigned. A very large part of success of any law enforcement agency is directly related to the community involvement.

He also lived in the Congressional District of Representative Henry Waxman, the 30th District of California, and helped bring about change there as well. Keith currently lives in the Congressional 3rd District of Utah. Keiths’ presence in the Utah community helps benefit the history of high profile investigations, solid conservative credentials, and tenacity in uncovering government waste, and candor in dealing with Democrats. In addition, Keith is a leader in Utah for providing College Student events. Keith has organized, managed, and marketed hundred of events with different associations for the benefit of the Charity’s and for conservative student dancing crowds. Believing in crowd management is something that keeps communities safe and crowds entertained.

For years Keith Kuder has served actively in the Republican Party. He has years of employment history involving world class customer service. He has attended DeVry University for a Major in Telecommunications Management. Keith currently spends time every week at the Missionary Training Center call center as a hobby. Keith was born in Los Angeles, California on July 30, 1984. He served a Spanish speaking LDS Mission in Knoxville, TN.


Of course, Michael Pratt also had an "impressive" personal resume, and we now know how that turned out.

35 comments:

radical cpb said...

She went back to his home a SECOND TIME???

I think Kuder is guilty of having sex with someone he wasn't married to who told him she was 20. This is very inappropriate and makes him a hypocrite.

Rape? There is a high standard of proof for that charge. Representing yourself as a 20 year old, drinking alcohol, and coming back for MORE a few days later would tend to mitigate that accusation.

Anonymous said...

I actually know Keith and although I'm unaware of what he does behind closed doors, it sounds more like the girl wanted to have sex but felt bad about afterwards. Apearently she didn't feel that bad because she went back for some more. Why do people start talking about religion when stuff like this cones up ? It has nothing to do with religion! The girl was inticed to have sex and she went along with it. Rape is forced and she could have left his house at anytime. If she has time to write an email and get drunk, sounds like she could have called the police a little sooner if it was a real rape situation. Keith is a creep but a rapist ? I wouldn't get drunk if I didn't want to have sex with a dude I had sex with a few days prior. I wouldn't even go over! How stupid can a girl get ?

Anonymous said...

The problem with young immature girls is that they believe what a 25 year old "leader of utah" tells them....He abuses his place in the community and uses it to get away with immoral behavior. Religion is brought up when these things happen because regelion and ethics are a big deal in this state. When you are saying one thing and doing another it should be brought to the attention of those believers. I also know Keith and he sure thinks very highly of himself. I can see how he would be convincing to a 17 year old girl. "big girls drink and have sex" you wanna hang out with me and those are the things you will have to do... you cant be holier than though and then drink and party in the double life. Its called lying Keith!! You cant take advantage of young girls cause you know important people.

Jack Mormon said...

Hopefully that will come out in the upcoming hearings. The fact that the girl went back a second time would seem to weaken the rape charge. It does sound a bit like "buyer's remorse".

His days of volunteering at the MTC may be over with for a while, though.

Anonymous said...

How ever this may sound i am a sex offender just because she told me she was 18 not the age of 13 at the court hearing. Thanks to a person out there who mess up my life forever! Laws need to be placed out there for people who lie about there age and look more into the victim lie about such cases. Thanks Utah a bunch!

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with Mormonism. Fist off i want to say i was hit with a sex charge saying to me she was age 21 not 13. Lacy drank beer and smoked. Lacy went to bars you have to be at least 21 not 13.

Anonymous said...

Women do lie look at how they dress and wear skimpy out fits. Women lie face it! I was hit in the face from a person at a grocery store just for taking a picture! Thanks for hitting me in the face you big jerk. You let you daughter wear sexy clothing and have big boobs you should be ashamed of your self! SHE LOOKED 21 JERK!

Anonymous said...

Sex offenses are on the upraise. Being homeless cant get a job you expect me to rob you! You gave me no choice what do you expect me to do? Even adam Walsh law no sign of rape or anything just his head still missing! Thanks john Walsh America most wanted lie in sack of shit!

Anonymous said...

Ok anonymous, what you said made no sense. Seriously though, Keith is a creeper.
FYI, his membership in the Church was revoked years ago. He just got re-baptized a couple of months ago... Apparently he shouldn't have. I don't think his membership in the Church should have an effect on anything. We all sin, no matter what religion we are.

Anonymous said...

So he knew of her age because he was making calls trying to get her into an 18 and up club. So we cant go with the she looked older and lied bit. There is evidence that he knew exactly how old she was.

The American Homemaker said...

This is what I wrote on this topic today:

http://theamericanhomemaker.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-thoughts.html

angie

Anonymous said...

For any person to even imply that any of the wrongdoing is on the girl is almost as bad as he is.. He is a sick man that worked and tricked his way in to a young impressionable girls life. And the fact that he is a member of the church and he has done all of these "great" things, he uses those as part of his lure and scam. None of us will ever know what he said to get her to go there a second time, some of you have to remember how you felt at that age.. a guy tells you how much he loves you and all of the promises and dreams..a pedophile works his game to get in your head and twists it around. How many people are abused again and again at the hands of someone they know or are related to.. The previous girls that filed charges should have pushed further. These type of men only get worse. What will happen to the next girl? Amazing young lady to take a stand and try to prevent this pervert from getting his hands on someone else.

radical cpb said...

"The previous girls that filed charges should have pushed further."

Ok. So you're aware of more facts or accusations than are in this published story. I'm just calling it as I see it. If more facts come out then they should be examined. At least we know that Keith Kuder is a hypocrite who holds himself out as Mr. conservative & family values guy, but apparently can't keep his hands off women.

Anonymous said...

The Court has dropped charges. Keith has evidence that Angie, who by the way was romaticly involved with Keith, set up the girl to go to the police. Angie picked up the girl from his place. His Bishop loves Keith very much! If the Court feels that the girl was not being truthful then all of this conversation is not necessary. I believe he is innocent until proven guilty. If he is guilty then his Church membership needs to be reviewed. If he is innocent then all of you should be ashamed of yourselves for gossiping and saying bad things about Keith.

Anonymous said...

So, what you're saying is that Mr. Conservative, family values guy was having sex with two different women and one got a little spiteful. Right? Sounds like a wonderful role model.

Anonymous said...

"His Bishop loves Keith very much!"

Nice try Keith, writing about yourself to make it seem like you are a saint. There is no way anyone should be ashamed for what has been said except for you. Even if the courts find you innocent it does not change the fact that you live a life full of lies. You can try all you want to get out of these charges yet it doesn't change the fact that you live a life of pornography and fornication. You should be ashamed of yourself. By the way, how did you afford the Acura when you owe so much money to your ex wife's father? Just something I've been wondering.

Anonymous said...

Keith is HOW OLD please he has been engaged twice married once and had multiple"alleged charges" he HAS to be doing SOMETHING to cause all of that. People don't just make stuff up out of boredom. Notice that everyone of the girls were TEENAGERS his ex wife 18 barely a high school graduate. Hes sick and needs to be kept away from little girls. Maybe he threatened her. You don't know what state of mind she was in to go back a second time. This guy has a violent past and the bottom line is she was a MINOR. This isn't keith's first time getting in trouble. If hes not checking id's by now its still his own FAULT.

Anonymous said...

That's true since keith's been caught the next girl may not live to tell her story this guy needs to be in JAIL. He's a scam artist

The American Homemaker said...
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Anonymous said...

I happen to have been a former roomate of Keith's.He is a Hypocrite and a Scum bag.I happen to know for a fact that he cruises around internet looking for girls just to sleep with and yet preaches about good moral behavior.I have actually seen him force himself on females, This man is a Predator!!!
Keith Actually threatened me and said if I didn't give him sex in exchange for rent, that he would kick me out.Sure enough that day I packed all my stuff and moved out.

Anonymous said...

I actually know Keith...this guy is no good whatsoever. I have friends who have been sexually harrassed by him. So if people think that just because he had charges dropped that he is a good guy...that's a joke and a half. I believe that he was guilty all the way. I think that girls who are choosing to hang out with him still are stupid and naive.

Anonymous said...

Yes i agree. I feel the most sorry for the girl who married him. Where were her parents in all of this? Or any of them?

Anonymous said...

I worked at a store where he used a credit his fiance won to buy her something (don't want to say too much here...) When they broke off the engagement, she gave him back the ring and he told her that the credit would be in her name still. She later came back to use it with a new guy and the jerk had brought the item back, but had used the credit himself with a new girl! He did this at least two more times. The first girlfriend told me in between tears that he would beat her up. I couldn't stand the guy from the moment I met him. His first words to me in the store (mind you, this was a classy place) were "This place would be a sick place to throw a party. Total douche. Hearing that he was an aspiring politician made me want to barf. I'm glad that his name has been dragged through the mud, even if he didn't get convicted. The guy is total and complete trash.

Disgusted said...

I wanted to believe Keith was a good guy until I got to know him better. We are a part of the same social crowd, so a lot of people would ask me about the situation when things first started back in June. I would tell them that I had no comment. One day I was shown text messages that he'd said about one of my best friends and what he wanted to do with her against her will while she was asleep, and now I cannot standby and pretend like he might be a good guy. This girl is very respectful, and has worked hard her entire life to be a beacon of morality. Everyone knows she wouldn't do that kind of stuff, especially with a guy like Keith. She can do so much better. Any guy who thinks he can get a girl like her to do things is very twisted and sick.
He talks about becoming a politician and how he knows people who could give him his "big break", but any rational person would not back him up in politics. All you have to do is google "Keith Kuder Utah" and all you get is stuff about his rape charges. I know I wouldn't want to have that name associated with me as a politician. He doesn't even have formal education close to complete. I don't know of any politicians who haven't at least finished a masters, and he's still working on his associates at 26 years old. He disgusts me, and I don't understand why so many of my friends seem to think it's okay to closely associate yourself with someone like him.

Anonymous said...

As of July 19 2011 the case was dismissed proving Keith Kuder was innocent after all.

Anonymous said...

If the Prosecutor in Utah Courts say Keith Kuder is innocent without the need of him pleaing Not Guilty than this article should be deleted.

Anonymous said...

Shut up Keith.

Anonymous said...

that is too bad! I wish he would have been thrown in prison to rot where he belongs!

Anonymous said...

Have you guys ever thought the only reason why the charges were dropped because the young girl couldn't go threw with it? When you are raped they dont make it easy for the victim they want you to see them face to face in court and it drags on its not like what you see on tv it takes years for them to prosecute somebody ! Weather or not the young girl didnt want to go with it doesn't mean it doesn't happy and for all you people who go around writing stupid stuff online about it being the young girls fault are just as sick she was a minor only 17 he is a discounting predator who gets away with things because he is violent and very one is afraid to say something.... There is more to the story then you will every know and it should be that way nobody else needs to know it is her personal life, at least she had the guts to tell someone, it is sad she couldnt go threw with it and she will regret it her whole life, but when you have negative people on the internet saying bad things do not make you feel good! So all you need to know is what happened is true and i hope more girls will be careful on line. And as far as the lds church they are cowards they cant face the truth and let people get away with things even if he is having sex thats against there rules especially with a child but when it comes down to it god will punish him! and for me that's all that matters

Donald lucasu said...

This is false accusations he was set up the girl the was his home she was having affair with attorney general he was set to destroy him in Ruin his career in his future all they want to do destroy him...

Donald lucasu said...

This is false accusations he was set up the girl the was his home she was having affair with attorney general he was set to destroy him in Ruin his career in his future all they want to do destroy him...

Anonymous said...

Fuck you assjole you don't know him piece trash each your back sob

Anonymous said...

Fuck you assjole you don't know him piece of trash ,yourback sob he never ever inrespect are home we have 5 daughters in he live are home for 4 years in love him because he want to be somebody in life he always cheer his Goals in life in he was set up we know that is fact .my husband know Keith very well
We being reading all comments people say in lots hatred in gelosy of people..
Google needs to take this about Keith we will see you in Court.

Anonymous said...

We see you in Court in we bring you to justices
Keith good men he never ever ask for sex .we know you don't want to pay the rent in Keith ask to leave...

Anonymous said...

We never rest in till we get Justice for keith we are friends of keith in his family for humiliations of friends the gelose of his life , since he was young men all he want to study become somebody in he still,studying in working hard to be somebody and even all humiliation he is being put trought news , Internet Google in they still has his face calling him a criminal but the date will come we all bring Justice to stop all humiliation the he is going trought by friends coworkers in politicians ..
The young girl the he was set up was having in affair with someone who want keith to be destroy in they really a complies to destroy him mentally , emotional in physical but with support of family in friends saw him growth he never ever rape anybody or hit a woman or force himself to any young girl he love to give flowers in presents and love to help anyone in always help people but is good to know the even close people in roommate the is talking so bad about him want him to be destroy but keep sending your messages ,all we say
We know him well and he has to be strong to fight the people want to see him destroy but we will conquer to the end we do Justice for keith and see everyone who say false acussations and we win not stop in till this Web site be delete in get Justices
So in til them will see you in Court