SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors are still questioning their final witness in the Texas trial of a polygamist leader accused of sexually assaulting two girls he took as brides during so-called spiritual marriages.
Texas Ranger Nick Hanna was on the stand for a second day Wednesday, and prosecutors were close to resting their case against Warren Jeffs.
The 55-year-old leads the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which believes polygamy brings exaltation in heaven.
Prosecutors showed a photograph of Jeffs hugging one of his alleged victims. The 12-year-old is barely tall enough to clear his midsection.
On Tuesday, audio recordings seized by police were played that show Jeffs instructing a 14-year-old girl how to please him sexually.
Jeffs is representing himself and claims he is a victim of religious persecution.