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June 10th, 2010
05:38 AM ET

Arizona charges dismissed against polygamist sect leader

A judge dismissed charges against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs on Wednesday after the Mohave County, Arizona, prosecutor requested they be thrown out, citing "much more serious charges" against Jeffs in Texas and the desire of his alleged victims that he "face these more serious charges as soon as possible."

Jeffs, the leader and "prophet" of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had been awaiting trial in Arizona on four charges of being an accomplice to sexual conduct with a minor.

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Filed under: Fundamentalism

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Vixil

    Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

    June 12, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  2. rinsac

    Nothing they do in Arizona should surprise anyone anymore!!!!! Might be good to let them leave the UNION.

    June 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  3. B

    Yes, let TX have for a HARSHER SENTENCE!!!

    June 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
  4. Jay

    Cook da creep !

    June 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
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