Raymond Jessop is about to face justice as jury selection has started in Texas. Jessop is a leading member in Warren Jeffs’ Mormon offshoot cult known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Jessop’s crime appears common in this polygamous cult, he married an underage girl.
The children were soon restored to the sect but authorities vowed to pursue the men who married underage girls and engaged in sex with them. Documents seized during the initial raid indicated that one of Jessop's wives, a 16-year-old girl, endured three days of difficult labour but was not taken for medical treatment because Jeffs feared her age would be discovered and the sect prosecuted.
Jeffs, Jessop and the whole lot of them deserve no special protection because of their religions beliefs. It’s time to send these men to jail.