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Woman convicted of disrupting 2018 Latter-day Saint General Conference session

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The woman accused of disrupting a 2018 session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' General Conference has been found guilty of the allegations. (Photo: KUTV)

The woman accused of disrupting a 2018 session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' General Conference was found guilty.

A judge in the Third District Court in Salt Lake City ruled against Crystal Legionaires Monday, convicting her of disrupting a meeting.

She was sentenced to a pay a fine and was ordered to stay away from Temple Square for one year.

Court documents state Legionaries admitted to yelling during the meeting at the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City, but denied she had done so to interrupt the proceedings.

She was asked to leave the premises by the Church's security while the police were called.

A number of witnesses at the meeting reported the yelling and identified Legionaries as the person who yelled.

Latter-day Saint General Conferences are ticketed events with printed standards of conduct.

Legionaries originally faced a class B misdemeanor, which was later reduced to an infraction. Her jury trial was canceled in June 2019 and was replaced with a bench trial, with the judge deciding the verdict.

Legionaries said when she cried out "stop protecting sexual predators" three times during the conference, she was advocating for McKenna Denson, who alleges she was raped in 1984 by an Missionary Training Center president.

After the judge's ruling, Legionaires defended what she called an "outburst" and said her mission isn't over.

"There are still so many victims that are suffering, so many victims that are told what happened to them, didn't happen. And they should just get on with their lives, when they are dealing all of this awfulness every single day, and there is no one for them. No one listening to them."

She also claimed the Church isn't doing anything to change or stop sexual abuse from happening.