Last March Harman testified against Terrill Dalton, the president of the Church of the Firstborn of the General Assembly of Heaven.
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The cult’s leader, Terrill Dalton — who called himself the ‘Holy Ghost’ — convicted by a jury last month of two first-degree felony counts of rape.
The leader of a religious sect told a 15-year-old girl he was “the Holy Ghost” and promised her “blessings” before forcing her to have sex with him, prosecutors said Tuesday as the man’s rape trial began.
Terrill Dalton, the president of the Church of the Firstborn of the General Assembly of Heaven, is charged with raping the teen and as a party to rape for allegedly commanding her to have sex with another church leader in 2005.
Bond was set Friday at $250,007 for sect leader Geody Harman, who was arrested Wednesday on a Utah warrant on rape charges.
Harman, describes himself as ‘first counsel of the Holy Ghost’ of the Church of the Firstborn of the General Assembly of Heaven.
The cult’s top man, who claims is the Holy Ghost and the Father of Jesus Christ, has also been arrested.
The president of the religious sect, who believes he is the Holy Ghost and the father of Jesus Christ, was charged with two counts of first-degree felony rape. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Members of the Church of the Firstborn and General Assembly of Heaven had fled to Idaho from Utah last year after their large home in a Salt Lake City suburb was raided by federal officials investigating claims of child sexual abuse and assassination threats against President Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Tribal Land Use Commission denied a building permit for Joseph D. Ahlstrom, a member of the Church of the Firstborn and the General Assembly of Heaven, who planned to build a three-story dormitory for about 20 people on the Fort Hall Reservation.
The Church of the Firstborn moved to the area three months ago from Utah. They said they prayed about the move and the spirit of God directed them to Fort Hall.