Warren Jeffs Cult And Arrest Charges
Warren Jeff was arrested and sentenced to life in prison in 2011, after being found guilty of sexually abusing two youngsters, ages 12 and 15.
Jeffs has also been accused of sexually assaulting both his own children and his niece and nephew.
The verdict occurred after an unusual trial in which prosecutors attempted to establish Jeffs was a pedophile. Jeffs insisted on representing himself but kept mute for much of the proceedings.
#FireTuckerCarlson About Tucker's benign description of Warren Jeffs. Jeffs, who had some 78 wives and more than 50 children, was convicted and received a life sentence + 20 years in 2011 for sexually assaulting two girls aged 12 and 15. And much more remained unprosecuted. pic.twitter.com/gcZUyuYSDE— Gary Clabaugh (@AltoonaGary) March 11, 2019
Following the announcement of the conviction, prosecutor Eric Nichols stated that Jeffs had "corrupted and twisted" his position of authority. He used his powers to use women and children "to satisfy his own wants and needs."
DNA evidence was used by prosecutors to prove that Jeffs fathered a child with a 15-year-old female. They also heard videos in which Jeffs begged young ladies to sexually gratify him, assuring them it would please God.
Jeffs is the head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS). FLDS is not linked with the Mormon church or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Polygamy, according to FLDS members, is a method of achieving heavenly approbation. In addition to his legal husband, Jeffs has 78 wives. Twenty-four are under the age of seventeen.
After The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abandoned polygamy in 1890 and expelled those who refused to give up the practice of multiple marriages. The FLDS, a radical Mormon group, was created in 1929.
Jeffs grew up in a polygamous environment south of Salt Lake City, Utah. Rulon Jeffs, his father, had over 75 wives and 65 children.