Child Rapist, Warren Jeffs, Found Guilty

“A jury has found polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs guilty of child rape.

Jeffs, the leader of a radical polygamist sect of Mormonism known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS), was found guilty of forcing two teenage girls into “spiritual marriage,” and fathering a child with one of them when she was 15. The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Jeffs, who acted as his own lawyer, called only one witness in his defense. The witness was a fellow member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints who, at Jeffs’ direction, read at length from the Book of Mormon. During the trial, Jeffs frequently interrupted testimony.

He ended the trial in silence earlier today, standing mute for nearly half an hour during the time designated for his closing argument.”

“One of the females was exactly 12 years, one month, and three days old when the recording was made. Jeffs was charged with aggravated sexual assault for this incident, considered a first-degree felony.

Sexual contact with his wives, Jeffs believes, revives him spiritually and brings the girls closer to God.

The recording was made at the Yearning for Zion ranch in Texas, owned by the FLDS. It begins with Jeffs asking the girl how she feels.

“Feels good,” she responds, according to a copy of the transcript reviewed by ABC News.

“Everyone else let go of me, back away a little” Jeffs says soon after. “Please get on the other side of the bed.”

“You shall learn the powers of the spirit of God as a heavenly wife should,” Jeffs tells the 12-year-old. “Let the heavenly comfort hear us.”

“We bless you, by the Lord, at this young age. To come to know God and his power, and feel his presence,” says Jeffs, according to the transcript.

Throughout the 20-minute tape, there are periods where sounds described by the transcript as “rhythmic heavy breathing” can be heard.

At one point, Jeffs again asks the girl how she feels.

“I feel fine, thank you,” she says.

Jeffs later tells a woman in the room to “face her” — an apparent reference to the 12-year old. He is also heard saying, “want to distract her.”

As the session ends, Jeffs begins to pray.”

What I want to know, is when are they going to prosecute the women who stood by and did nothing while their children were being raped?


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9 Responses to Child Rapist, Warren Jeffs, Found Guilty

  1. DNA fan in Boston says:

    He’s a rapist, pure and simple, using mind control to delude his community. And a a response to little nel, I honestly don’t think someone needs to be personally physically or otherwise enjoying a rape to be held complicit in that rape. Legally, I’m not sure, as that’s not my profession. But it seems to me that if you hand over your (or someone else’s) underage CHILD for the purposes of sexual relations in any form, and/or stand by while that CHILD is attacked, you should be subject to prosecution. To me, this brainwashing/conditioning is not an excuse. It’s terrible that generations of girls have been brutalized in this way under some ridiculous cloak of religion, but I still believe that the women need to be held accountable in some form or another. Tell me in what culture does a mother not suffer when her children are harmed. Deep down, they must know this is wrong on some level.

    Just my 2 cents…

    • littl nel says:

      I agree, but the whole community must be held responsible in cases where the whole community is involved in child abuse like this.

      The resisters, who wrote books, complained to authorities, who tried to stop the abuse, were admonished and punished severely in this compound by the community.

      Prosecute them all, confiscate their property, and have them make restitution to the victims and it will stop.

      Most of these parents collected government welfare money for these children and are still collecting it! The beat goes on…and on…and on

      Those children that Jim Jones poisoned were mostly foster children. Jim Jones and his followers were paid by government checks also.

  2. little nel says:

    I just saw the photos of Warren Jeffs and his victim. She looks like a ten year old!

    I got sick to my stomach when I saw his face “aglow” with smug arrogance, like god sent him to seduce those children and grace them with his presence.

    I wonder how long his arrogance will last in prison when he has no one to control and no children to cuddle up to at night.

    • Alethea says:

      I did not post those photos because they were pretty disturbing. I knew the photos would upset some victims and survivors, and would almost be like posting child porn.

  3. little nel says:

    It is hard to prosecute a woman who stood by and did nothing because the rape required an erection on the part of the man.

    I wonder what the “payoff” is for these women who “just stood by and did nothing while their children were being raped?”

    Acceptance? Security? Drugs? Power?

    • Alethea says:

      Hi Little Nel. I’m not sure what you mean by “It is hard to prosecute a woman who stood by and did nothing because the rape required an erection on the part of the man.”

      You must be speaking of another case? I don’t know, but I don’t think that child rape, by law, requires an erection. Maybe in some states it does?

      “Acceptance? Security? Drugs? Power?”

      In this case, it is obviously conditioning, mind control, and ignorance. Either way, there is no excuse for it anyway because the soul knows inside that child rape is wrong. The soul knows.

      • little nel says:

        Sorry for the unclear statement, Alethea. I was assuming that Warren Jeffs had an erection when he had sex with the 12 year old girl in this case.

        I had not considered that he may have used a foreign object.

        How can a mother who is obviously conditioned to accept the illegal and immoral behavior of Warren Jeffs be prosecuted when she did not get the sexual self-gratification from the rape that Warren Jeffs did?

        Sexual pleasure and feelings of power were most likely the “payoff” that Warren Jeffs recieved for his immoral and illegal behavior with this child.

  4. little nel says:

    If praying justifies the rape of a 12 year old girl in Warren Jeffs mind, then he’s a dangerous man who lusts for children and wants to make it look like it’s OK, so he can repeat, repeat, and repeat offend.

    Sorry Jeffs, but my Bible warns me about wolves like you who prey on little lambs.

    You are a sorry human being without a clue about goodness, holiness, virtue, or integrity.

    • Alethea says:

      He is nothing but a degenerate man who uses religion to rape and sexually molest children. He thinks he talks to God, but I have news for him, he is talking directly to Satan –who loves it when men rape children.

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