Jury Hears Tape Of Warren Jeffs Discussing Sex

SAN ANGELO (AP) – Texas prosecutors have played an audio recording of a polygamist religious leader instructing his 14-year-old “spiritual wife” on how to please him sexually.

Warren Jeffs is head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which believes polygamy brings exaltation in heaven.

The 55-year-old is charged with sexually assaulting two underage girls and could go to prison for life if convicted.

Prosecutors showed church records indicating he married a 14-year-old in January 2004. They then played a tape where he instructs her and another young wife how to “be close” to him physically and thus please God.

Authorities say the 14-year-old on the tape was 15 when she gave birth to Jeffs’ child.

Jeffs is representing himself. He claims his rights to religious freedom are being trampled.

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  1. Legal Eagle says:

    Wow. That was fast! What kind of DUNCE did he have for a defense attorney? Oh, yeah. Riiiight…

  2. LSAT 180 says:

    LOL. Really? File under, “Well, DUH!” THANKS, Mr. Expert! This is why I went to law school at Yale.

  3. NiteNurse says:

    Lawyers have to state the obvious in court in case later there is some apeal about something that didn’t get stated in court. Everything has to go on the record.

    1. LSAT 180 says:

      I know that. That was called humor. Except for the last part. I sometimes spend 30 extra minutes on a contract analyzing the meaning of a word in a sentence. That Clinton thing about what “is” is? That’s not a joke.

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