Updates on FLDS and Other Groups

Late last year, October 2009, this headline was a first of many…

Raymond Jessop, First FLDS Polygamist to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault on Child Bride

From the article on the CBS News “48 Hours” website…

     Jessop, 38, the first of a dozen polygamist sect members charged with abuse of women, is set to stand trial Monday, 18 months after agents raided the group’s remote ranch and carted off more than 400 children in the largest child custody case in American history. See full article here..

March 20, 2010, this headline tells more of the story..

Jury Sentences FLDS man to 75 years in Prison

 From the Salt Lake Tribune:  A Texas jury has sentenced a polygamous sect member to 75 years in prison on one count of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl whom he spiritually married in 2006 while living at a ranch in Schleicher County.

The sentence for Merril Leroy Jessop, 35, is the stiffest yet handed out in the criminal trials of members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Under Texas law, Jessop has to serve half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole…. see full article here… http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14710442 

Update from Tony Alamo Case:

Seizure of Children at Alamo Compound Upheld

March 2, 2010 from “Courthouse News Service”.. (CN) – An Arkansas appeals court refused to restore custody to five members of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, who claimed their boys were unconstitutionally seized from the church’s compound amid allegations that the ministry abused children. 

see full article here.. http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/03/02/25174.htm


Video segments on YouTube.com that were originally aired on National Geographic. Documentary about Michael Trevasser and the cult- Strong City. 

See this link for part one – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri0MA5D36mQ 

NC Pastor Accused Of Child Molestation

Deputies: Crime Went On For Years     (posted March 19, 2010)

BREVARD, N.C. — The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office said allegations of child molestation led to the arrest of a pastor.  Michael Waddell Miller, 49, of Pisgah Forest, N.C. is charged with two counts of statutory sex offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. (This story is posted just for regional interest)

      see full link here..http://www.wyff4.com/news/22888964/detail.html  

     Interesting photos here of Living Waters activities. http://cid-d90e76c0fdbeadac.profile.live.com/

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2 thoughts on “Updates on FLDS and Other Groups”

  1. Thank you for helping to educate people about cults. I am an FLDS cult survivor. I am from the same polygamist cult Kody Brown of the (alledged) reality show Sister wives, yet I was a child bride,Rulon Jeff’s, Warren Jeff’s father preformed the marriage. The murdered Dr. Rulon Allred was my uncle, murdered by Ervil LeBaron murder squad which included Jacqueline Tara LeBaron ( my sister’s neice).Tarza is on trial for murder in Texas. These cults are seperate in name only. Kody is trying to white wash without coming clean. Fasinated by sex and power, people overlook the loss of human rights cloaked in the name of religion. Thank you for following the court cases and exposing the facts.

  2. Rebecca,
    I do appreciate your encouragement. There will be more posts about FLDS in the future. Recently, I watched a small part of “Sister Wives” and was very sick over the “white wash”. I could not take very much before turning it off. For those that know the truth, the show is a real slap in the face. “the loss of human rights” is ignored for the love of money. Please, keep reading and any resources or current articles you could suggest would be helpful.
    Thank you,

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