The shocking secrets behind Warren Jeffs' sickening polygamist cult were revealed in horrific detail during an ongoing courtroom showdown, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints cult leader previously was found guilty on multiple counts of child rape after his sexual assault and marriages of teenagers were revealed, but a new trial has put his evil manipulations back in the spotlight.
As Radar previously reported, Brandon Blackmore, Gale Blackmore and James Oler have all been accused of "taking a child into the United States for illegal purposes in February 2004," but the testimony during the trial claims it was Jeffs who was behind the crimes.
Church records presented by the prosecutors during the trial in Canada showed that Jeffs and Brandon Blackmore had a phone conversation on February 26, 2004. In the conversation, FLDS priesthood records described Jeffs telling Blackmore that his daughter "belonged to me," and they would discuss her more when Blackmore arrived in Utah with her in a few days, according to The Vancouver Sun.
Blackmore then entered into the United States the day after the phone call, on February 27, 2004, but there is not a record of his 13-year-old daughter being with him, the paper reported.
However, the most damning evidence came from Jeffs' own cult: the FLDS marriage records, which include details of the "Leader and Prophet" Jeffs' many marriages. Those documents noted that Jeffs married Blackmore's daughter on March 1, 2004. Since she is still a minor, she is not being named in the case.
Brandon Blackmore's son, Brandon Seth Blackmore, testified during the trail that after a phone call from Jeffs in February 2004, he too was summoned to Utah and was married to a woman he had never met on the same day that Jeffs married his sister.
According to the newspaper, Jeffs' own priesthood records suggested that he knew the authorities would look into the marriage with the young teenager.
"This event will hasten the persecutions against me and this people," Jeffs wrote. "As the apostates in Canada will inform the authorities that (she) is not in her father's home, assuming that she is with me."
The judge will make a decision in the case in February. Stay with Radar for updates to the story.
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