Behind the Lens: Chronicling years-long abuse — with care


              FILE - The sun sets over the Lavender Pit Mining Overlook in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - A detail at the home of MJ and her adoptive mother, Nancy Salminen, in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2021. MJ survived years of sexual abuse at the hands of her father, Paul Adams, who died by suicide after he was charged with sexually assaulting MJ and her younger sister on multiple occasions and posting video of the assaults on the Internet. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - Disconnected pay phones stand near the post office in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints established a "help line" for bishops and other church leaders seeking guidance on reporting allegations of child sexual abuse. But help line calls are often referred to a law firm that represents the church and is responsible for alerting the church to potentially costly sexual abuse lawsuits. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - MJ's younger sister stands in the front yard of the Tucson, Ariz. attorney who is representing her in a lawsuit against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oct. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - Brian McIntyre, the Cochise County Attorney, poses for a portrait outside of the Cochise County Superior Court in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 29, 2021. McIntyre opened a criminal investigation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after bishop John Herrod said church lawyers told him he could not disclose years of child sex abuse by church member Paul Adams. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - A view of the children's section of the Copper Queen library in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2021. On July 22, 2016, police were dispatched to this library after a complaint that Paul Adams had allegedly slapped and kicked one of his sons. Adams was let go after the officer confirmed that his son was "not scared to be with the father." (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
            
              FILE - MJ embraces her adoptive mother, Nancy Salminen, in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2021. State authorities placed MJ in foster care after learning that her father, the late Paul Adams, sexually assaulted her and posted video of the assaults on the Internet. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - An old-fashioned gas station stands on Erie Street in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. Erie Street is what remains of Lowell, a small town incorporated into Bisbee in the early 1900s. The Adams family lived on a lonely dirt road about 8 miles from the center of Bisbee, an old copper-mining town in southeastern Arizona known today for its antique shops and laid-back attitudes. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - A dirt road leads to what was once the home of Paul Adams and his family on the outskirts of Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. Adams, a Mormon and U.S. Border Patrol agent living with his wife and six children, admitted he had posted videos on the dark web of him molesting two of his children, a 9-year-old girl and a younger daughter he began raping when she was only 6 months old. Adams killed himself after his arrest. The revelation that Mormon officials directed an effort to conceal years of abuse in the Adams household sparked a criminal investigation of the church by Cochise County attorney and a civil lawsuit by three of the Adams' children. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - A swing set is empty on a playground in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. Bisbee was home to Paul and Leizza Adams, and their six children, before Paul and Leizza were charged with child sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - The sun sets over the Lavender Pit Mining Overlook in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - A detail at the home of MJ and her adoptive mother, Nancy Salminen, in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2021. MJ survived years of sexual abuse at the hands of her father, Paul Adams, who died by suicide after he was charged with sexually assaulting MJ and her younger sister on multiple occasions and posting video of the assaults on the Internet. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - Disconnected pay phones stand near the post office in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. In 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints established a "help line" for bishops and other church leaders seeking guidance on reporting allegations of child sexual abuse. But help line calls are often referred to a law firm that represents the church and is responsible for alerting the church to potentially costly sexual abuse lawsuits. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - A swing set is empty on a playground in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. Bisbee was home to Paul and Leizza Adams, and their six children, before Paul and Leizza were charged with child sexual abuse. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - MJ's younger sister stands in the front yard of the Tucson, Ariz. attorney who is representing her in a lawsuit against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oct. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - Brian McIntyre, the Cochise County Attorney, poses for a portrait outside of the Cochise County Superior Court in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 29, 2021. McIntyre opened a criminal investigation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after bishop John Herrod said church lawyers told him he could not disclose years of child sex abuse by church member Paul Adams. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - A view of the children's section of the Copper Queen library in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2021. On July 22, 2016, police were dispatched to this library after a complaint that Paul Adams had allegedly slapped and kicked one of his sons. Adams was let go after the officer confirmed that his son was "not scared to be with the father." (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
            
              FILE - MJ embraces her adoptive mother, Nancy Salminen, in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Oct. 27, 2021. State authorities placed MJ in foster care after learning that her father, the late Paul Adams, sexually assaulted her and posted video of the assaults on the Internet. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - An old-fashioned gas station stands on Erie Street in Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. Erie Street is what remains of Lowell, a small town incorporated into Bisbee in the early 1900s. The Adams family lived on a lonely dirt road about 8 miles from the center of Bisbee, an old copper-mining town in southeastern Arizona known today for its antique shops and laid-back attitudes. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
            
              FILE - A dirt road leads to what was once the home of Paul Adams and his family on the outskirts of Bisbee, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2021. Adams, a Mormon and U.S. Border Patrol agent living with his wife and six children, admitted he had posted videos on the dark web of him molesting two of his children, a 9-year-old girl and a younger daughter he began raping when she was only 6 months old. Adams killed himself after his arrest. The revelation that Mormon officials directed an effort to conceal years of abuse in the Adams household sparked a criminal investigation of the church by Cochise County attorney and a civil lawsuit by three of the Adams' children. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
Behind the Lens: Chronicling years-long abuse — with care