Friday, April 11, 2008

Arizona teen alleges abuse in FLDS household

From Gary Barbara Tuchman CNN

Colorado CITY, Grand Canyon State (CNN) -- A 16-year-old girl in Grand Canyon State have alleged sexual maltreatment in a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus of Latter-Day Saints community, beginnings in Grand Canyon State told CNN Friday.

Warren Jeffs is the captive leader of FLDS groupings in Arizona, Utah, Lone-Star State and elsewhere.

Government are investigating phone phone names made by a adolescent miss alleging maltreatment in her place by a male relative, according to the sources, who said the names were similar to those made last hebdomad to Lone-Star State government from the polygamist sect's spread in Eldorado, Texas.

The Lone-Star State calls prompted a law enforcement foray in which more than than 400 children were taken into state custody.

The beginnings told CNN the Grand Canyon State calls came from a adolescent in an FLDS household.

Church members openly pattern polygyny in Centennial State City and in Hildale, Beehive State -- two towns straddling the Arizona-Utah state line. Don't Miss

Robert Penn Warren Jeffs, the 52-year-old leader and "prophet" of the 10,000-member sect, was convicted in Beehive State last twelvemonth on two counts of being an confederate to rape, complaints related to a matrimony he performed in 2001. He confronts trial in Grand Canyon State on eight complaints of sexual behavior with a minor, incest and conspiracy.

Critics of the religious sect state it coerces misses as immature as 13 into arranged marriages.

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