Warren Jeffs’ Niece Says Uncle ‘Needed To Be In Prison’
Check out Jeffs’ photo in the news story; what a creep! He’s now where he and all child molesters belong. The niece’s heart-wrenching story:
Jerusha, who grew up in the FLDS church, revealed in court for the first time that Jeffs raped her when she was a 7-year-old, second-grade student in the Utah elementary school where he served as principal.
“Warren told me to come sit on his lap and I didn’t know why,” she tearfully recalled to ABC News. “He said, ‘You’re a special girl’ and that he would help me to go heaven. And he had a certain way of making me feel like I was special and he told me I’ll go to heaven if I, for sure, just don’t tell anybody.”
The pattern of abuse she suffered, manipulation and praise along with the rape, is what she told the jury about during the sentencing phase of Jeffs’ trial.
“I just wish everybody could feel the feeling that I felt you know, all the people that he’s hurt,” she said. “I wish they could feel that same feeling.”
Jerusha, now in her 20s and living in the Salt Lake City area, kept her story a secret for nearly two decades while her uncle went free and continued to lead his nearly 10,000 FLDS followers who consider him a prophet who serves as God’s spokesman on Earth.
“All of his rules were to be obeyed,” Jerusha said. “Nothing that he did was wrong, ever.”
It was only when Jerusha watched the documentary “Sons of Perdition” about boys trying to escape the FLDS church, a radical offshoot of the mainstream Mormon Church, that her memories began to flood back.