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Polygamy Boss Charged With New Sex Rap

Jeffs charged with felony assault at Texas ranch
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2008 4:22 AM CST
Polygamy Boss Charged With New Sex Rap
Warren Jeffs watches the proceedings during his trial last year in Utah. Jeffs was indicted yesterday on a felony charge of aggravated sexual assault.   (AP Photo/Steve Marcus )

(Newser) – Polygamy sect leader Warren Jeffs and three other members of his group have been indicted on fresh felony charges, the Houston Chronicle reports. Jeffs is accused of aggravated sexual assault linked to actions at the Yearning for Zion Texas compound where authorities rounded up hundreds of children earlier this year. He was convicted of a similar charge in Utah, and faces a possible life sentence. Charges against the others include bigamy and conducting an unlawful marriage involving a minor.
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