“Raymond Parkin (59), of Burns Avenue, Mansfield, was convicted by a jury of raping one girl some years ago when she was aged only six.”
“‘He is a devout member of the Mormon Church and has been for 29 years,’ said Mr Way.”
“Parkin felt, with great regret, that he would be unable to continue practicing his religion properly in prison.”
I’m not sure if devout would be the word I’d use…and definitely not for 29 years.
Also, if you’re in prison, you haven’t been practicing the LDS religion properly for a while now.