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Utah drops accomplice to rape case against polygamist Warren Jeffs

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – A Utah judge dismissed accomplice to rape charges against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs on Wednesday at the request of prosecutors, who said pursuing the case was unnecessary given his life prison term in Texas. A Utah jury had found Jeffs, leader of a breakaway Mormon…

Texas polygamist sentenced to life in prison

The leader of a Texas polygamist sect that saw more than 450 of its children seized in police raid was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his ‘spiritual marriage’ to two young girls. Warren Jeffs, the spiritual leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, showed…

US gay rights leaders headed to Utah

APNewsBreak: National gay rights leaders to deliver more than 100k letters to Mormon church National gay rights activists said Friday they’ll descend on Salt Lake City’s Mormon church headquarters to deliver more than 100,000 letters asking a senior church leader to recant recent anti-gay statements. The Human Rights Campaign, the…

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