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    Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    A US jury has convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls "spiritual marriages".
    The 55-year-old head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) stood stone-faced as the verdict was read in a Texas court.
    Jeffs, who acted as his own lawyer, faces up to life in prison. The jury went immediately into sentencing proceedings.


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    Hopefully this will be the end of his cult.

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    Re: Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    Police had raided the group's remote West Texas ranch in April 2008, finding women dressed in frontier-style dresses and hairdos from the 19th century as well as seeing underage girls who were clearly pregnant. The call to an abuse hotline that spurred the raid turned out to be a hoax, and more than 400 children who had been placed in protective custody were eventually returned to their families.

    But authorities brought charges against several men from the group, with Jeffs by far the highest-profile defendant.
    Prosecutors used DNA evidence to show Jeffs fathered a child with a 15-year-old girl and played an audio recording of what they said was him sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. They also played audio recordings in which Jeffs was heard instructing young women on how to please him sexually.


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    It looks like some of his followers are being told to turn off the news. Some are worried that they will say Jeffs was a false prophet, and will continue to live the same way until another prophet appears.

    This is really sick, but I also find it fascinating how badly brainwashed some of these people are. I also wonder how difficult it would be for them to slowly leave some of their beliefs behind. They are so isolated... It's difficult to imagine they will ever stop putting themselves and children at the risk of people like Jeffs.

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    Re: Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    Well...

    There sure is one way that Jeffs can't play false prophet...



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    Re: Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    Is he really polytheisitic?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    Good thing the Anthony jury isn't simply rotated around the country.

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    Re: Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Is he really polytheisitic?

    Somebody got their terms confused.

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    Re: Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Hopefully this will be the end of his cult.
    Polytheistic doesn't mean what you think it means.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    SW, by polytheistic did you mean polygamist?
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    Re: Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    I wonder how many husbands this guy will have in prison?

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    Re: Polytheistic Warren Jeffs found guilt of sexual assult

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    SW, by polytheistic did you mean polygamist?
    I was actually watching the news break when I wrote the post and I was distracted... I know the difference between the two, but some people would argue that he believes in more than one god. Fundamental Mormons believe that leaders like Jeffs can become part of the Godhead and potentially be a God in the next life.

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