Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Warren Jeffs

In Texas on Tuesday Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting two underage followers he took as brides. He will be eligible for parole in 35 years.

Jeffs is the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which split from the main Mormon church over 100 years ago. He has referred to himself as a prophet, the sect he leads believes polygamy is the path to heaven.

During the trial, prosecutors presented DNA evidence to show Jeffs had fathered a child with a 15-year-old girl, and an audio recording of him sexually assaulting a 12-year-old. The jury heard other tapes in which Jeffs was heard instructing his young wives on how to satisfy him sexually, which he said would please God.

"If the world knew what I was doing, they would hang me from the highest tree," Jeffs wrote in notes, seized from his Texas ranch.

When police raided the Texas ranch they found women dressed in frontier-style dresses and underage girls who were clearly pregnant.

A sound decision from the US courts and a clear indication that Nick should warm up the oven for him. Definitely unforgiven!

Nominated by : Dark Avenger