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Polygamist Leader Sentenced To Life In Prison For Sex Assault

August 9, 2011

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting an underage follower he took as a bride in what his church deemed a “spiritual marriage.”

The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints also received a 20-year sentence for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.


I love what prosecutor Eric Nichols said in his closing argument:

The evidence in this case shows that this isn’t a prosecution of a people. This is a prosecution to protect people.

Amen. It is adults responsibility to protect children and give them the tools they will need to be successful adults, not use a position of authority and power to molest a child and give emotional and developmental scars that in many cases never heal.

Full story HERE



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