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yolorado
07-22-2008, 08:53 PM
http://gosanangelo.com/news/2008/jul/22/breaking-news-attorney-general-others-file-into/

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health/healthap/story/613785.html

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_9962290

Truly
07-22-2008, 09:00 PM
YES! Thanks for the links yolorado! This is the beginning of the end for these men who have sexually assaulted so many children.

ELDORADO - A Schleicher County grand jury issued indictments today against Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints leader Warren Jeffs and five other sect members, alleging sexual assault, bigamy and related charges.

*snip*


Jeffs was identified because he was served with the indictment in jail. The other four remain unidentified until they are served.
"The indictments issued today are part of an ongoing and continuing criminal investigation," a news release from Attorney General Greg Abbott's office said.

http://gosanangelo.com/news/2008/jul/22/breaking-news-attorney-general-others-file-into/

Truly
07-22-2008, 09:17 PM
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_9962290



ELDORADO, Texas -- A Schleicher County grand jury indicted polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs and five other men today on charges related to sexual assaults on underage girls.
The grand jury handed down seven indictments, which contained a total of nine charges. Jeffs, currently awaiting trial in Arizona, is accused of one first-degree felony count of sexually assaulting a child.
Four other men were indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting girls under the age of 17. Each of those suspects faces one felony count of sex assault, and one faces an additional charge of bigamy.
The final defendant has been charged with three counts of failure to report child abuse.


(bolding mine) Good. Hopefully all of the people who allowed children to be handed over to pedophiles will be charged as well.

mysteriew
07-22-2008, 09:20 PM
One charged with failure to report child abuse- possibly the doctor?

Ciara
07-22-2008, 09:33 PM
About time too I have to say.:clap:

Ciara
07-22-2008, 09:34 PM
Thankyou for the links yolorado:blowkiss:
They have been getting away with their crap for wayyyyy too long!

mollymalone
07-22-2008, 09:56 PM
Hmm the five...
Warren Jeffs
Doc
Merrill Jessop

Who else?

Thanks Yolorado!

Truly
07-22-2008, 10:07 PM
Hmm the five...
Warren Jeffs
Doc
Merrill Jessop

Who else?

Thanks Yolorado!
I'm going to guess they have DNA evidence of paternity from the underaged girls who are currently pregnant or who already had given birth. Since the YFZ was the 'retreat' for the elite, I'm hoping the leadership is beheaded.

mollymalone
07-22-2008, 10:14 PM
I'm going to guess they have DNA evidence of paternity from the underaged girls who are currently pregnant or who already had given birth. Since the YFZ was the 'retreat' for the elite, I'm hoping the leadership is beheaded.You and me both! Perhaps that fifth name is Wendell Neilson.

Truly
07-23-2008, 12:06 AM
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/CRIME/07/22/jeffs.indictment/art.jeffs.kiss.2.green.co.jpg
A photo of sect leader Warren Jeffs apparently kissing a minor girl.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/22/jeffs.indictment/index.html



In May, DNA samples were taken from Jeffs as part of a criminal investigation into allegations that he "spiritually" married four girls ranging in age from 12 to 15, authorities said. A search warrant seeking the DNA samples said marital records -- known as bishop's records -- from the ranch show that Jeffs married a 14-year-old girl on January 18, 2004, in Utah.
The records showed that Jeffs "married" three other underage brides -- two 12-year-olds and a 14-year-old -- at the YFZ Ranch, according to the search warrant. One of the 12-year-olds, believed to have married Jeffs on July 27, 2006, was sexually assaulted by Jeffs later that day, the search warrant said.
The warrant made reference to pictures of Jeffs with his alleged underage brides. In one photograph, the warrant states, he is kissing one of the 12-year-olds. In another, he is shown with a 15-year-old wife at the birth of their child in October 2004.
Authorities had said the DNA samples would determine whether he is the father of the children born to underage mothers.



FLDS spokesman Rod Parker, who is vacationing in Colorado this week, had no immediate comment on the indictment Tuesday. "As far as an indictment of Warren Jeffs, I'd want to know a little more before I start talking about it," he said


Rod Parker is 'vacationing' in Colorado?:rolleyes: Wonder if he's setting up the newest armed compound? I wonder if the police will be able to locate and arrest the other men, or if they've already gone on the run?

Truly
07-23-2008, 01:38 AM
Bumping this up so it doesn't get buried. :)

SewingDeb
07-23-2008, 09:37 AM
Thank yolardo! In the SLT link you provided, an official says that once Jeffs other charges are taken care of he will push for a speedy trial in this matter. Here's the quote:

He said that once those proceedings end, he will "push for a very speedy trial in this matter."

I am very curious as to the others who were indicted.

Truly
07-23-2008, 06:05 PM
:clap::clap::clap: I think Texas will follow through.



"I think it's a great start," said Flora Jessop, a child victim advocate and ex-member of the sect. "I'm proud of Texas for following through on the abuse they found."
Jessop said she hopes the state also holds parents and other adults who were aware of the abuses accountable for sexual assaults on the community's children.
"That's the only way to send a strong message it has got to stop," Jessop said. "This has nothing to do with polygamy. It has to do with systemic rape, molestation and abuse of these children."



http://www.sltrib.com/ci_9962290

yolorado
07-23-2008, 07:35 PM
Following link is to preview of NYT article which will be printed in full--I think this coming Sunday. It shows several FLDS photos, including those of "Sally's" family with some pictures of "Annette's" family too as well as others. (Left hand side slideshow) Specific husbands are missing as per usual with this clan but there are a few photos of boys and men. (Check-out the pictures the mantle and on the bedside table.) Included are one or more child brides, some with children. I believe (and I could be mistaken) that "Sally" was one of the women interviewed on TV sitting next to the younger woman with the unibrow. What do you all think? I also believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, that someone asked "Sally" if she'd even seen underaged marriages, and she said, more or less, 'No, never seen anything like that.' Yet, she very probably has children in her house who were apparetnly married underage. Wonder if she just didn't make it to her child's marriage or thought that her daughter had a baby but no husband.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/magazine/27mormon-t.html?_r=4&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

I really hope that TX intends to go after moms who permitted their daughters to be married as teens to adult men. I know these women have little say, but unless and until they are calling the cops when pedophiles in their organization are trading tweens and/or getting them preggers, instead of sewing wedding dresses, taking wedding pictures and putting photo albums together to document the 'blessed events,' their children won't be safe. These enabling moms need to understand they'll be accountable under the law for allowing child abuse just like any of the rest of us would be.

Edited to say, free registration may be required to access article.

Truly
07-24-2008, 03:18 AM
Well, it looks like none of the men who have been indicted by the Grand Jury have stood to face the charges. Guess they've all taken a page from Warren Jeffs, and, after ditching every last remnant of their so-called faith, these child molesting cowards have taken off with their stolen millions to hide from the law.

No Matter. They will be tracked down and prosecuted.

What a bunch of cowards. They know damn well that raping little girls is not a defensible 'religious freedom'. They know they are simply nasty old perverts. That's why they run when the law catches up to them. They are such bloody losers. They will be prosecuted. Without a doubt. They might as well crawl out from under their little rocks and turn themselves in.

The FLDS are such pathetic excuses for men.

Lock 'em up. Throw away the key.

RainbowsAndGumdrops
07-24-2008, 09:02 AM
Glad they are prosecuting. I think the DNA tests will be very telling.

mollymalone
07-25-2008, 01:58 AM
http://gosanangelo.com/news/2008/jul/24/texas-ranger-more-flds-indictments-likely/
Texas Ranger Capt. L.C. Wilson said the investigation is by no means over. I think I could safely say that,' Wilson said when asked if more indictments could be expected. There's certainly other persons of interest and other suspects in this case.'

mollymalone
07-25-2008, 02:02 AM
http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,700245469,00.html

A Texas attorney who represents several men from the Yearning for Zion Ranch expressed frustration to the Deseret News on Wednesday that Texas authorities won't reveal the names of those indicted. The attorney, who asked not to be identified, said members of the polygamous sect would be willing to surrender if they knew they were indicted. But as it stands, Texas Rangers will have to arrest them before attorneys can even get involved

mollymalone
07-27-2008, 12:14 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-sect-huntjul25,0,7559966.story
Texas authorities will have their work cut out for them as they try to track members of a wealthy polygamist sect who are well-equipped to hide within a national network of safe houses, one expert said.

They have unlimited resources, places to hide, they trade vehicles and can be hidden by friends and family," Brower said

mysteriew
07-27-2008, 09:49 PM
http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,700245469,00.html

A Texas attorney who represents several men from the Yearning for Zion Ranch expressed frustration to the Deseret News on Wednesday that Texas authorities won't reveal the names of those indicted. The attorney, who asked not to be identified, said members of the polygamous sect would be willing to surrender if they knew they were indicted. But as it stands, Texas Rangers will have to arrest them before attorneys can even get involved

LOL, does that make sense? They allege that their compound is being unfairly persecuted, and they ran. Presumably so that they keep from being charged. They didn't stick around to protect their church, their lifestyle, or their wives or kids. Yet when the indictments are issued, they say they will come back if they only knew they had been charged.......

They want to know who has been indicted so that they can get their stories straight before they are taken into custody.

cheko1
07-28-2008, 12:41 AM
LOL, does that make sense? They allege that their compound is being unfairly persecuted, and they ran. Presumably so that they keep from being charged. They didn't stick around to protect their church, their lifestyle, or their wives or kids. Yet when the indictments are issued, they say they will come back if they only knew they had been charged.......

They want to know who has been indicted so that they can get their stories straight before they are taken into custody.

Doesn't make any sense!!!

The men (term used very lightly) are yellow bellied chicken chits!
I hope they throw the keys away once they get them in jail!!!
GO TEXAS!!!!!!