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Trial set for erstwhile FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs

Warren Jeffs After more than two years, a Mohave County Superior Court judge finally set a trial date in one of two criminal cases filed against Warren Jeffs.

The self-proclaimed prophet of the polygamist polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is serving a 10-year prison sentence after being convicted in Utah in 2007 of two counts of rape as an accomplice. [Read more...]

Man from polygamist sect sentenced to 10 years

Raymond Jessop A man from a polygamist group in West Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual assault of a child.

Raymond Jessop was sentenced Tuesday by the same jury that convicted him last week.

The 38-year-old was the first member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to go on trial since authorities raided their ranch in Eldorado last year. [Read more...]

First of a dozen polygamist FLDS sect members goes on trial

FLDS The first of a dozen polygamist sect members charged with abuse of women stands trial Monday, 18 months after agents raided the group’s remote ranch and carted off more than 400 children in the largest child-custody case in American history.

Raymond Jessop, 38, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of sexual assault of a child, a charge stemming from his alleged marriage to an underage girl in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will be tried later on a separate count of bigamy related to a second alleged underage bride. [Read more...]