There is no God. The Absence of God: Fundamentalist Mormon Church Leader Found Guilty in Child Rape Case

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fundamentalist Mormon Church Leader Found Guilty in Child Rape Case



A jury on Thursday convicted polygamist church leader Warren Jeffs of sexually assaulting two girls he had taken as "spiritual wives."
The jury returned its verdict after about 3 1/2 hours of deliberations.
Jeffs stood stone-faced as the decision was read.
Jeff faces a sentence of up to life in prison.
The penalty phase of the trial began Thursday afternoon after a short break, and Texas' attorney general said it could take three days.
Texas prosecutors said at the sentencing phase they would present evidence that Jeffs had 78 wives in addition to his legal spouse. They said 24 of those were under 17.
During the trial, 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.
Read More: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44021900/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/?gt1=43001

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