The letter was sent Tuesday to church leaders with instructions to distribute it to members of the congregation, according to the Rev. Steve Goodier, a church superintendent.
Goodier said Thursday that Mone waited a few months after learning of the possible abuse before reporting it. He said the church has offered help to the children believed to have been molested.
At the time Mone was suspended in August, church members were not told the reason. About 150 members of the 600-strong congregation demonstrated in September in support of the pastor.
Stanovsky said that, effective Nov. 15, she intended to close the complaints against Mone, end his suspension and end his appointment to the church, which is named Laumalie Ma'oni'oni. Mone is taking a voluntary leave of absence from active ministry, and, as called for in church guidelines, will discontinue all pastoral responsibilities and relationships with members of the West Valley City church.
A West Valley City Police Department log obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune under a Government Records Access and Management Act request shows there were five calls from Jan. 1, 2010, to Oct. 23, 2012, reporting a sex offenses at the church, including three that were made after Mone's suspension. Those calls were made Sept. 27, 2011; Oct. 10, 2011; Sept. 18, 2012; Sept. 19, 2012; and Oct. 11, 2012.
Sgt. Mike Powell said the primary suspect is a 16-year-old boy but that several other cases are being investigated. The allegations involve up to 10 victims, all male minors, he said, and "range from lewdness up to and including sodomy."
Powell said the alleged incidents occurred at the church toward the end of last year and as recently as this summer.
"We want to stress, though, that the pastor in question here is not a suspect or a perpetrator," Powell said. "We did receive an allegation of failure to report, and that has been investigated and the district attorney is reviewing that."
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said his office is pursuing the matter in juvenile court and that there is an ongoing investigation. He declined to give any details because the case involves minors.
Outside of church duties, Mone was a familiar face during the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, when he served as a torchbearer.
P Parents who need help with counseling for children who may have been abused by a Tongan United Methodist Church member can contact the Rev. Marv Vose at 719-250-3777.