Polygamist Leader Has Final Hearing Before Trial

SAN ANGELO (AP) – Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is due in court for a final hearing before his trial on two counts of sexual assault of a child.

Jeffs is to go on trial July 25 on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child from a 2008 raid on a remote Texas church retreat where authorities believed underage girls were being forced into polygamous marriages.

He is to appear at a court hearing in San Angelo Wednesday afternoon. At the hearing he might challenge a change of venue that moved the case from remote Eldorado, Texas, to San Angelo, about 45 miles north.

Prosecutors have accused Jeffs of stalling his trial by running through a series of attorneys.

If convicted, the 55-year-old Jeffs could face 99 years to life in prison.

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  1. NiteNurse says:

    It never ceases to amaze me the efforts some guys go to have tons of sex with lots of women. I guess these women buy into his BS because he tells them God says it’s okay. Hate to say this but people who do things in the name of religion are the cause of most of the world’s problems and you know what GOD really would like you religious idiots to stop doing things in his name!

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