Tag: Abram Harker Jeffs

FLDS member found guilty of child sexual assault

Abram Harker Jeffs Abram Harker Jeffs is the latest in a series of men from the YFZ Ranch, an FLDS community near Eldorado, to be prosecuted on child sexual assault charges since the state raided the ranch two years ago.

The state alleged that Jeffs assaulted a girl with whom he was in an FLDS “spiritual” or “celestial” marriage on May 12, 2006, when Jeffs was 34 and already legally married and when the girl was 15.

Jury selection process focuses on FLDS sect members

Abram Harker Jeffs Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints found themselves unexpectedly put on the spot when they answered a call for jury selection Thursday on the second day of the trial of fellow sect member Abram Harker Jeffs.

Willie Jessop, an FLDS spokesman, said the FLDS potential jurors were given subpoenas outside the makeshift courthouse in Eldorado to testify before a pending Schleicher County grand jury.

Trial of FLDS sect member Abram Harker Jeffs starts today

Abram Harker Jeffs Abram Harker Jeffs, 39, a member of the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, goes to trial today on charges of sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison.

Jeffs is among 12 FLDS members who have been indicted and the sixth to face prosecution to date. Four more men have trials scheduled through December.