Kearns man who posed as Mormon marriage counselor sentenced to jail

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 3:05 p.m. MST

Defense attorney Ken Brown asked that the judge sentence Tenorio to the two years that were agreed upon. He said his client was fundamentally good, but just came to think he could do what he wanted with women.

"He's a fundamentally good person, but he did abuse these women," Brown said. "He did touch them and damage them psychologically."

Prosecutor Josh Player, however, argued that Tenorio deserved prison, or at least to serve a year for each of his victims.  

"The defendant's behavior was awful," he said. "It was terrible. These women came to him for help. They trusted him."

After the hearing, one of the victims said she didn't think the sentence was long enough, but she was relieved that Tenorio will not be free to manipulate and use others.

"I'm just glad he's put away and I think it's time for all of us to move on," she said. "Hopefully he'll think of what he did and agree that it was morally wrong and legally wrong."

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