In a ruling yesterday, an Arizona judge dropped four of the eight charges against polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs.
Mohave County Superior Court Judge, Steven Conn, dismissed four incest charges against Jeffs at the request of the defense. Conn ruled that Arizona’s incest law only applies if both participants in the sexual activity are older than 18. The law does not apply to half cousins.
Jeffs currently faces four charges of sexual conduct from his arranged marriage of two girls who are under 18. He also faces additional charges with the older male
relatives of both girls, one of whom was in his 50s.
Texas authorities continue to investigate the role that the polygamist sect leader had with four girls at a West Texas ranch the state raided in April. Jeffs remains jailed in Kingman, Arizona.