More Charges Filed Against Warren Jeffs

More Charges Filed Against Warren Jeffs

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ARIZONA (KSL News Services) -- Arizona law enforcement sources tell KSL NewsRadio more criminal charges have been filed against Fundamentalist L-D-S Church Leader Warren Jeffs. But these latest charges may not get police any closer to catching the fugitive polygamous leader.

They charges relate to his performing more "child bride" marriages. Jeffs is a fugitive on the F-B-I’s most wanted list. Pro-polygamy groups say police won't get any help from the members of the F-L-D-S membership.

Mary Batchelor is with the group Principle Voices Of Polygamy. ”The people in the FLDS community believe that it is their right to marry when they choose to marry and they believe in arranged marriages according to the guidance and leadership of their leader and they feel it is their god given right to follow that and that’s why they feel like they’re being persecuted.”

Batchelor says with both sides digging in their heels, it will be difficult to find common ground. “There still some people who feel like they’re being charges only because of their marital relationship,” she says.

Jeffs whereabouts are unknown but recent reports say he might be hiding in Florida. The state of Utah is also investigating the polygamous leader.

(Copyright KSL NewsRadio 1160)

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