Noted Latter-day Saint filmmaker admits to molesting boy in 1993; victim wonders why church never offered him help
David was 13 years old in 1993, enjoying a sleepover at a friend’s house, when he woke up in the middle of the night.
His friend’s father — Sterling Van Wagenen, a prominent Latter-day Saint filmmaker and co-founder of what would become the Sundance Film Festival — had his hand inside the boy’s pants, David said, and was touching him.
The teen leapt up and ran to a bathroom, locking himself there the rest of the night. He told his parents the next morning.