Both a son and daughter of the FLDS leader have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse
Two adult children of Warren Jeffs – the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) – have come forward with allegations that the self-proclaimed prophet sexually abused them as children, CNN reports.
Becky and Roy Jeffs made the accusations in an episode of Lisa Ling’s new CNN show This is Life. Becky revealed to Ling that the first time she opened up about the abuse was to one of her sisters, who told her she was abused as well during her childhood.
“I thought, I’m not the only one molested, he’s done it to her it must be something that was in his nature,” Becky Jeffs said. “Where does it end? If he had this in him, how can I trust him? How is he really our prophet?”
According to FOX 13 NOW, Becky and Roy are two of four children belonging to Jeffs who have left the breakaway Mormon compound. It’s estimated that their father had about 60 children with his 78 wives.
Although Jeffs has been imprisoned since 2011, when he was sentenced to life plus 20 years for the aggravated sexual assault of a pre-teen and teenaged girl, the leader remains very much in control of the sect, FOX 13 NOW reports.
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