Last Updated: December 21, 2017, 3:46 pm

Prosecutors Rest Their Case Against Warren Jeffs


Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of Warren Jeffs, the leader of the FLDS Church.  

The jury listened to audio recordings of Jeffs sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl that he took as a spiritual wife. This was a follow up to Tuesday’s audio recording of Jeffs instructing a 14-year-old girl how to please him sexually.

Despite the poor quality of the audio recordings, the prosecutors have documents hand written by Jeffs after the session to back up the recordings. The documents were written in 2006, and were seized by authorities during the raid of the FLDS Compound in Texas in 2008. 

Jeffs is accused of sexually assaulting two girls he took as brides during “spiritual marriages.”

Jeff’s, who chose to represent himself after firing another attorney last week, has made several objections, stating that this trial is nothing more than religious persecution. 

Jeffs requested a day to prepare a defense, but Judge Barbara Walther only allowed him until 3:00 p.m. wednesday afternoon.