Warren Jeffs' Panting 'Sex Tape' Played for Jurors
Cult leader utters 12-year-old 'bride's' name in heavy-breathing audio
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2011 2:41 AM CDT
Updated Aug 4, 2011 6:51 AM CDT
The jury has been shown photos of Warren Jeffs cuddling underage girls he made "spiritual wives" as part of his cult, according to prosecutors.   (Sub4SubNewsToday)

(Newser) – A panting "sex tape" of polygamist Warren Jeffs allegedly raping his 12-year-old "spiritual bride" while uttering her name was played for a Utah jury yesterday before prosecutors rested their bigamy and sex assault case against the cult leader. As the tape ends, Jeffs proclaims: "In the name of Jesus Christ." At least one juror was seen wiping her eyes, and several covered their mouths in apparent shock as the tape was played, reports the Daily Mail. Documents presented in evidence to the jury showed that after the sex, Jeffs wrote that the girl "experienced the heavenly session; she felt the all consuming fire of heaven," reports Reuters.

The tape followed two earlier ones in which Jeffs, 55, advises his young "sister wives" that they must work together to please him sexually. After the tape was played, the polygamy cult leader entered the entire Book of Mormon into evidence. Jeffs is claiming he has a religious right to multiple, underage wives, which will bring him "exaltation" in heaven. The tapes, preserved by Jeffs as "priestly records," were seized in a 2008 raid on the Yearning for Zion polygamist compound in Texas, according to prosecutors. He faces up to 119 years in prison if convicted of the numerous charges against him.

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Aug 4, 2011 8:06 PM CDT
a pedophile. the worst. this is so gross, so awful. the jury found him guilty on both counts. th 12 yr. old and the ? other whose dna proved that he fathered that child. disgusting. the jury will sentence him to i hope a century of incarceration. let him get a dick up his ass from those seasoned inmates who know which way the wind blows. if incarcerated, i suspect he will end up, eventually like dahmer.
Aug 4, 2011 3:40 PM CDT
Jeffs said she "experienced the all consuming fire of heaven". Doesn't he have his dualities confused?
Aug 4, 2011 11:16 AM CDT
From my understanding the Church of the Latter Day Saints no long believe in polygamy as a means to attain eternity in heaven but I got to laugh whenever I think about their belief in Joseph Smith and his cave with golden tablets.