Skip to comments.Idaho polygamous sect follower in plea deal over child injury offenses
Posted on 09/03/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT by markomalley
A follower of a breakaway Mormon polygamous sect who came under public scrutiny after eight boys were taken from his Idaho home in a police raid will plead guilty to child-injury offenses in a plea agreement, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Nathan Jessop was cited with three misdemeanor counts of injury to a child last month for confining one of the boys in a tiny furnace room as punishment for alleged misbehavior and for failing to report two teens as runaways after they fled his home.
Under the plea deal that must still be approved in court later this month, Jessop would serve 10 days in jail and two years of probation in the case, said Bannock County Deputy Prosecutor Ashley Graham.
Prosecutors say Jessop was the assigned caretaker of boys banished from their polygamous sect to a so-called repentance home on the outskirts of Pocatello in southeastern Idaho for alleged infractions of church rules such as criticizing plural marriage.
His job was to reprogram the teens for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and to remove them from a flock where they might compete with older men for young women wanted as wives, prosecutors said.
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Nathan Jessop was cited with three misdemeanor counts of injury to a child last month....
Here’s hoping he too - Can’t handle the truth!
Hell will have a special place for those who abuse children in the name of religion.
too light a punishment but maybe he’ll give up the names of the piece of crap parents who discarded their sons so they wouldn’t be in competition with the older pervs.
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