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Deliberations in polygamist's West Texas trial

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) _ The West Texas jury in the sexual abuse trial of a man from a polygamist group raided by authorities in
2008 is set to begin deliberations.
Both sides wrapped up presentation of evidence late Monday in the Eldoradotrial of Abram Harker Jeffs. Deliberations were expected to begin Tuesday.
The 39-year-old Jeffs has been accused of sexually assaulting a
15-year-old he allegedly married in a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ceremony when he was 34. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Jeffs is the sixth FLDS man to answer charges since the April
2008 raid on the group’s compound. The five others have all been convicted or pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison.

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