Polygamist sect leader convicted

BBC News

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has been convicted on child sexual assault charges by a jury in Texas.

The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints made no reaction as the verdict was read. He faces up to life in prison.

He was found guilty of forcing two teenage girls into "spiritual marriage" and fathering a child with one of them when she was 15.

The charges followed a raid on a remote west Texas ranch in 2008.

A forensic analyst testified that Jeffs, 55, was an almost certain DNA match to the child of a 15-year-old mother.

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