Texas Grand Jury Indicts Three From Polygamist Group

by Melissa Clouthier | August 21, 2008 10:49 pm

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints case has been a mess from the beginning. And yes, the government raiding on flimsy evidence was troubling. With that being said, something rotten is going on with this polygamist group. The case is ongoing[1]:

The grand jury returned the indictments after meeting for more than seven hours and hearing from at least eight witnesses, including seven young sect women and Willie Jessop, a spokesman for the group.

Standing outside the courthouse after appearing before the grand jury, Jessop called the testimony “a very painful process.” He said the group would mount a vigorous defense for all those charged.

A source close to the group said prosecutors were getting no help from any of the members called as witnesses.

To every question asked, the source said, “everybody is taking the Fifth.”

That legal strategy — refusing to answer questions so as to not incriminate oneself — was also being used by girls, the possible victims, who testified today and at previous two proceedings, the source said.

The tactic was infuriating prosecutors, stated the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because grand jury proceedings are supposed to be secret.

The charges handed down today may not be the last against members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Documents seized during a raid on the group’s Yearning for Zion Ranch last spring and introduced as part of a separate custody hearing link 10 men to unions with minor girls. Last month’s indictment did not include those men.

These guys are pedophiles. Their wives are enablers. Their children are brainwashed. Ugh. Let this crap happen in some third world Muslim nation (it’s vile enough there), but not in America. I hope the prosecutors have enough solid evidence that the girls don’t need to testify. They won’t get the truth from the girls. They are programmed to serve the men. And what if the men don’t get convicted? The girls have the pleasure of spending their lives in subservience to these guys.

Cross-posted at MelissaClouthier.com[2]

  1. case is ongoing: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5958814.html
  2. MelissaClouthier.com: http://melissaclouthier.com

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