Warren Jeffs banned men on his polygamy compound from having sex with their wives and forced them to watch as the women were raped by “seed bearers,” a private investigator and relative of the leader claim. Sam Brower said he based his allegations and best-selling book, Prophet’s Prey, on court documents in the Jeff’s child sexual abuse case.
The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) leader was sentenced to life plus 20 years for the rape of two underage girls. Warren Jeffs was also recently accused of incest by two of his children. Jeffs is rumored to still be running the polygamy group from behind bars.
Jeffs allegedly forced men on the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Utah to abstain from having sex with their wives, and by extension, adding more children to their families, the New York Daily News reports. The FLDA is accused of permitting only his chosen seed bearers to have sex with the women on the polygamous compound in an effort to continue “worthy bloodlines.”
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The so-called ritualistic procreation forbids husbands from even touching their wives in an intimate manner. Sam Brower maintains the no-contact rule between FLDS husbands and wives was so stringent that the couples were not even permitted to share a hug or shake hands. Any physical contact that violated Warren Jeff’s dictate would be considered adultery, Brower said during an interview with CNN.
It was Jeff’s sister-in-law, Charlene Jeffs, who first labeled the FLDS church leaders allowed to have sex with compound women as seed bearers. She and Jeffs are estranged. Charlene detailed what she claimed occurred at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in a petition about the “ceremonial rape” at a child custody proceeding earlier this year.
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“It is the husband’s responsibility to hold the hands of their wives while the seed bearer ‘spreads his seed.’ In layman terms, the husband is required to sit in the room while the chosen seed bearer, or a couple of them, rape his wife or wives,” Charlene Jeffs stated.
The FLDS leader’s sister-in-law also said that the seed bearers were selected after the church banned its men from fathering their own children with their wives. At that point, none of the men on the compound were permitted to have any more children with their various wives. The women allegedly had sex against their will on a “ritualistic bed-slash-altar.”
Because of the allegations levied against Warren Jeffs, police officers raided a related polygamy compound in Texas and removed 500 children from their homes.
Jeffs was convicted of sex assault in 2011 for raping two church girls, ages 12 and 15. He was sentenced to life behind bars plus an extra 20 years. Earlier this year, Charlene Jeffs filed for sole custody of for the children she shares with Lyle Jeffs, the brother of the FLDS leader.
Brower maintains that the seed bearers and FLDS women engaged in what has been deemed, highly choreographed intercourse.
Becky Jeffs, an adult daughter of the polygamous sect leader, told CNN’s Lisa Ling that her father molested her and her sister. Both Becky and her brother, Roy Jeffs, and two other siblings have left the Yearning For Zion Ranch. Roy also discussed the alleged incest by Warren during the Ling expose. The polygamy compound is located in the twin cities of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah.
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