Warren Jeffs Sentenced to Life in Prison
Warren Jeffs, president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has been convicted of child abuse and sexual assault. As of today, he has consequently been sentenced to life in prison. Jeffs, the leader of a polygamist sect was convicted of two separate cases of sexual assault last week with underage females who he argued were his “spiritual partners.”
The jury sentenced him to life in prison for the first case, which was considered aggravated sexual assault. For the second case, he was sentenced to twenty years plus a $10,000 fine. Both sentences were the maximum possible sentencing for each offense. Jeffs’ first charge occurred in 2008 after a ranch that his church operates on was raided near Eldorado, Texas.
He is on the list of the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives. In July of 2007 he was charged with eight counts of sexual conduct with minors and incest in two separate cases. Later that year, he was found guilty of two separate counts of rape as an accomplice.