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Warren Jeffs' Sexual Assault Trial Set To Start Monday
Click on Detroit ^ | July 25, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 07/25/2011 9:22:55 AM PDT by MizSterious

Warren Jeffs' Sexual Assault Trial Set To Start Monday

By the CNN Wire Staff

POSTED: Monday, July 25, 2011
UPDATED: 10:01 am EDT July 25, 2011

(CNN) -- Jury selection in the sexual assault trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs will begin in Texas on Monday, nearly a week after his motion to remove a judge assigned to him was denied.

Jeffs is charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child and one count of bigamy stemming from a 2008 raid on a ranch operated by his church.

Authorities raided the Yearning For Zion ranch near Eldorado, Texas, and removed 400 children who they feared had been sexually abused.

Some of the men at the ranch were charged with sexual abuse and most of the children were later returned to their families.

(Excerpt) Read more at clickondetroit.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bigamy; flds; homosexualagenda; jeffs; lds; mittromney; mormon; mormonism; polygamy; polygyny; romney; romneysreligion; warrenjeffs
Although this article doesn't mention it, dna tests were made on all the men, and as a result, charges were filed on twelve of them. Some of these children (some as young as 12) bore more children to these mostly dirty old men.
1 posted on 07/25/2011 9:22:58 AM PDT by MizSterious
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To: Pebcak; greyfoxx39

Ping to the fLDS trial—if you want on or off the pinglist, please let me know.


2 posted on 07/25/2011 9:27:01 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: All

San Angelo braces for polygamist leader's trial, all its hoopla

Associated Press >br>

His followers call him a prophet who is God's spokesman on Earth. Prosecutors say he's a bigamist who sexually assaulted two underage girls he duped into "spiritual marriages."

Whether he's a holy man or a criminal, it's hard to find many people who don't have an opinion on Warren Jeffs in this remote, cotton-growing corner of West Texas oil and gas country.

That will be the key challenge when jury selection begins Monday in the case of the 55-year-old ecclesiastical head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, an offshoot of the Mormon church that believes polygamy brings exaltation in heaven — and should be protected under U.S. religious freedoms.

Excerpt--more at link (click on headline)

3 posted on 07/25/2011 9:32:23 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MizSterious

Just shoot them and let the devil sort them out.


4 posted on 07/25/2011 9:35:01 AM PDT by org.whodat (Speaker West, name sounds good.)
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To: MizSterious

Hunting violation gave Texas game warden first glimpse inside Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch

The Canadian PressBy Will Weissert, The Associated Press |
The Canadian Press – Sun, 24 Jul, 2011

ELDORADO, Texas - Before there was the police raid, the 439 children seized from mothers in frontier-style dresses and 19th century hairdos, and tails of underage sex and bigamy — there was a man from Utah with blood in the back of his pickup.

William B. Johnson was pulled over along a lonely stretch of West Texas highway in February 2004 for having an obstructed license plate and was asked about the blood-spattered bed of his white Ford. The Hildale, Utah-native said he'd been hunting, and reluctantly led Texas game warden Marco Alvizo onto a secretive religious compound to prove it.

It was authorities' first glimpse of the "Yearning For Zion" ranch, their first hint that members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — a radical offshoot of mainstream Mormonism that believes polygamy is the key to heaven — were in town. A raid four years later left the church's ecclesiastical head, Warren Jeffs, and 11 other sect members facing charges including sexual assault and bigamy. Jury selection in Jeffs' trial begins Monday.

(Excerpt: worth clicking the link to read the rest.

5 posted on 07/25/2011 9:39:10 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MizSterious

Please add me to the list..


6 posted on 07/25/2011 9:41:44 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Going into Rehab means never having to say you are sorry....)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Done!


7 posted on 07/25/2011 9:44:23 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MizSterious

none of this would be happening had he been muslim.


8 posted on 07/25/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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Jeffs trial to be eighth prosecution of FLDS member

By Matthew Waller
Saturday, July 23, 2011

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Starting Monday, polygamy-sanctioning sect leader Warren Jeffs will join the ranks of fellow members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who have been prosecuted by the state.

Jeffs will be on trial in two counts of sexual assault of a child.

Seven FLDS members have undergone criminal prosecution, with two having taken plea bargains and five having gone to trial.

Raymond Merril Jessop was the first FLDS member to go to trial in October 2009 in Eldorado. He was convicted of sexual assault of a child as a second-degree felony and sentenced to 10 years in prison and an $8,000 fine on Nov. 10, 2009.

His case is ready to be set for oral arguments in the Texas Third Court of Appeals.

Allan Eugene Keate was convicted of first-degree felony sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 33 years in prison on Dec. 17, 2009, in Eldorado.

A reply brief was due for him this week.

(Excerpt--for the rest of the rogues gallery, click here.)

9 posted on 07/25/2011 9:49:42 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MizSterious

Please add me to it.

Thanks in advance.


10 posted on 07/25/2011 9:51:09 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: camle

So he should get a walk? Moral relativism strikes again.


11 posted on 07/25/2011 9:51:18 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Done!


12 posted on 07/25/2011 9:53:16 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MizSterious
His followers call him a prophet who is God's spokesman on Earth.

Pretty crowded job market, isn't it? There are probably 20 million who think they are prophets, and the personal spokesman for God.

13 posted on 07/25/2011 9:54:20 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: MizSterious

Thank you.


14 posted on 07/25/2011 10:11:12 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Going into Rehab means never having to say you are sorry....)
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To: MizSterious
Hi, I thought the wackadoodle went nutty in jail...Whatever list there is please add me to it. I have followed this case for a long time, Pandy
15 posted on 07/25/2011 10:43:25 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ((You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.))
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To: MizSterious

Obviously not a religion but a cult cooked up to provide dirty old men easy access to sex with teenage girls...and to impregnate them so they have more descendants. The dirty old dudes would drive away the teenage boys and young men. Kick their competition off the ranch

All the other cult stuff is secondary


16 posted on 07/25/2011 11:01:59 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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17 posted on 07/25/2011 11:31:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: MizSterious

Please add me to your ping list. I’m watching Dr. Drew talk about it now.

Thank you!


18 posted on 07/26/2011 6:54:32 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Done! I’ll have to catch the second showing of Dr. D. Thanks for the headsup.


19 posted on 07/26/2011 6:59:34 PM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MizSterious

"Warren Jeffs with eight of his wives."

20 posted on 07/26/2011 7:01:25 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

What a creep.

Those poor, brainwashed women!


21 posted on 07/26/2011 7:03:42 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: GatorGirl

I hope this jury has common sense and convicts him.


22 posted on 07/26/2011 7:11:02 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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23 posted on 07/26/2011 7:17:50 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

PLACEMARK


24 posted on 07/27/2011 2:53:16 AM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: MizSterious

certainly he should not walk! BUT we should be consistent in our positions. if him doing it is a bad thing, then everybody doing it is bad. and if someone else (Bill CLinton?) can get away with it, then so should he.


25 posted on 07/27/2011 4:27:25 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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