Polygamist Sect Leader Convicted of Sexual Assault

Dear Network,

We circulated this news last night thanks to Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy and the Eldorado Success Newspaper.  Thank you, Info-Secte, for passing this along.  I’m sure we’ll be seeing many more articles come out of this trial.  Perhaps more charges will be brought against Warren Jeffs.  We can only hope!

I truly believe that men who seduce young women and girls into becoming “spiritual” wives (concubines) in their harems in the name of “religion” are the scourge of the earth.  They belong in prison, off the streets and away from those to whom they cause so much harm.


Polygamist Sect Leader Convicted of Sexual Assault

New York Times


November 5, 2009

ELDORADO, Tex. — One of the leaders of a polygamist sect was convicted Thursday night of sexually assaulting an under-age girl whom the church elders had assigned to him as one of his nine wives.

A jury of seven men and five women deliberated 2 hours 20 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty in the first trial of a dozen members of the Yearning for Zion Ranch just outside this rural hamlet in West Texas.




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