WARREN STEED JEFFS - Is or was the current president of a controversial Mormon sect known as the Fun -damentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or FLDS). (There’s a current argument over who is the president, we’ll get to that soon) As president and "Prophet, Seer and Revelator" of the organization, Jeffs wields considerable religious as well as secular power, in line with the FLDS Church's theocratic principles. In this organization, he was an absolute ruler; in this position, he was an absolute pervert.
Jeffs is the son of Rulon T. Jeffs, the original un- questioned omnipotent leader of the FLDS. Known to his followers by the creeptacularly pervball nickname “Uncle Rulon,” the elder Jeffs proved hornier than Tommy Lee on an ecstasy binge, fathering about 60 children with several dozen wives. Upon his death in 2002, In his new capacity, Warren Jeffs also held the title “President and Prophet, Seer and Revelator.” Warren Jeffs assumed his father’s place in the church, his father’s nickname, and, within one week, all but two of his father’s wives, one being his mother. This effectively made him “Uncle Brother Stepfather Warren.” After this, Jeffs continued to marry more women, many of whom were close relatives. Because of his claimed his descent from Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith, Jeffs has taught that his marriages are necessary to preserve his sacred bloodline of megalomaniacal incestuous child-molesting serial-sodomizing fugitives. Any one of his prophecies, visions, and/or revelations would’ve gotten him 5-to-10 upstate.
Not only did Warren Jeffs use his position to satisfy his own taste for the barely (and not even barely) legal, he also served it up to his buddies, who, you have to assume, couldn’t get dates for themselves and hadn’t ever heard of Craigslist personals. Because Jeffs was the only person in the church who could perform marriages, he was responsible for assigning wives to husbands—as luck would have it, he, himself, occasionally turned out to be assignee. He also had the authority to punish men by reassigning their wives, children, and homes to other men—again, as luck would have it, he himself occasionally turned out to be reassignee.
By the time he was arrested, church members claim Jeffs had as many as 70 wives. This was in accordance with his “teaching” that the more wives a man has, the closer he is to divinity, and that a man needs at least three wives as a pre-requisite for admission to heaven. Of course, for most men, dealing with three wives at the same time would be a living hell, so it kind of evens out.
The FLDS exercises substantial if not complete control over the children born into the congregation. Male subjects are reported to have been frequently exiled from the church due to their alleged competition with the elder male members of the church for the limited number of suitable marriage candidates.
Allegations against Warren Jeffs began as early as July 2004, when his nephew Brent Jeffs filed a lawsuit claiming that his uncle—who, again, would also simultaneously become both his step-father and step-grandfather—took him to Brokeback Mountain, where he anally raped him when he was 5 or 6, and that Warren Jeffs' brothers, also named in the lawsuit, watched and participated in the abuse. Several other nephews began coming forward, who also implicated several of Jeffs’ brothers, who were also his stepsons. One of the alleged victims, Clayne Jeffs, committed suicide with a firearm after accusing Warren Jeffs of sexually assaulting him as a child. It took the Utah D.A.’s office the better part of a year to untangle this incestuous hairball of consanguinity.
In June 2005, Jeffs was charged with sexual assault on a minor and with conspiracy to commit sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly arranging, in April 2001, a marriage between a 14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old first cousin, Allen. The girl, Elissa Wall (then only known as "Jane Doe IV") testified that she begged "Uncle Rulon" to let her wait until she was older, or choose another man for her. Rulon Jeffs was apparently "sympathetic", but Warren Jeffs was not, and she was forced to go through with the marriage. The 14-year-old alleged that her new husband raped her repeatedly and that she repeatedly miscarried. She eventually left Allen and the community and had two children with her now former husband Lamont Barlow. Jeffs faced the above charges in Mohave County, AZ. In July 2005, the Arizona Attorney General's office distributed wanted posters offering $10,000 for information leading to Jeffs' arrest and conviction. Yeah, they can arrest you for that. At least until UT, AZ, or TX passes the law legalizing conspiracy to commit sexual misconduct with a minor for “medicinal purposes only,” better known as Proposition 6914.