Sunday, July 20, 2008

Criminal Probe into FLDS continues

Another report in the Houston Chronicle focused on the criminal probe that is ongoing as the state looks into the activities of the FLDS.

Warren Jeffs, the jailed leader of the nation's largest polygamist sect now under investigation for sex with underage girls, married off his own 15-year-old daughter to the 34-year-old son of his chief deputy, according to pictures, diaries and a marriage record obtained Friday by the Houston Chronicle.

In May, a series of similar scrapbook photos of young girls surfaced in court, showing very young girls in romantic kissing embraces with Jeffs, including a girl he married, who documents now indicate was 11 years old at the time.

The teen girl was one of the children taken into state custody from the Zion Ranch. This is an excerpt from her diary:
"The Lord blessed me to go forward in marriage July 27, 2006, the day after I turned 15 years old."
Next week the Texas Attorney General's Office will begin laying out a criminal case against the sect to grand jurors next week.

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