Utah Jury Convicts Polygamous Leader

A Utah jury convicts a polygamous sect leader of being an accomplice to rape.

Prosecutors argued that Warren Jeffs had forced a girl into marriage and sex against her will.

Jeffs now stands to get life in prison.

In addition, the leader is under federal indictment in Utah on charges of fleeing to avoid prosecution.

Jeffs is also charged in Arizona with being an accomplice to both incest and sexual misconduct with a minor for arranging marriages between two underage girls and relatives of theirs.

Jeffs leads a community along the Arizona-Utah line where as many as 10,000 of his followers practice plural marriage.


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