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I’ve been waiting for several months for them to announce this. It was pretty obvious that it was coming, particularly in light of the raid that Texas Child Protective Services took part in along with several other law enforcement groups earlier this year.
A Texas grand jury indicted polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs on sexual assault charges, and five of his followers also face a variety of charges, state Attorney General Greg Abbott said Tuesday.
Texas must be particularly pissed off in light of the results of the various court proceedings since the raid.
Jeffs was charged with sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony, Abbot said.
Four of Jeffs’ followers were each charged with one count of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 17, and one of those four faces a count of bigamy. A fifth follower is charged with three counts of failure to report child abuse, Abbot said.
Warren Jeffs is supposedly the prophet for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Man, that’s a mouth full. Just call ’em the PedoChurch. It’s already been shown that Jeffs was guilty of the same kind of behavior. For the most part I say live and let live but there are just some things that you can’t let go.
In May, DNA samples were taken from Jeffs as part of a criminal investigation into allegations that he “spiritually” married four girls ranging in age from 12 to 15, authorities said. A search warrant seeking the DNA samples said marital records — known as bishop’s records — from the ranch show that Jeffs married a 14-year-old girl on January 18, 2004, in Utah.
The records showed that Jeffs “married” three other underage brides — two 12-year-olds and a 14-year-old — at the YFZ Ranch, according to the search warrant. One of the 12-year-olds, believed to have married Jeffs on July 27, 2006, was sexually assaulted by Jeffs later that day, the search warrant said.
The warrant made reference to pictures of Jeffs with his alleged underage brides. In one photograph, the warrant states, he is kissing one of the 12-year-olds. In another, he is shown with a 15-year-old wife at the birth of their child in October 2004.
Authorities had said the DNA samples would determine whether he is the father of the children born to underage mothers.
That’s just fucking nasty. If that’s the case they just need to castrate the bastard.