April 15, 2006

Sex-abuse lawsuit against 2 of Jeffs' brothers dropped


The Associated Press
Apr. 15, 2006 12:00 AM

SALT LAKE CITY - Two brothers of fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs have been dropped from a sexual-abuse lawsuit because they have gone through bankruptcy proceedings.

Third District Judge Stephen Roth on Monday dismissed Leslie B. Jeffs and Blaine B. Jeffs from the lawsuit, which also names Warren Jeffs, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the church's property arm, the United Effort Plan Trust.

Brent Jeffs, now 23, a nephew of the three men, filed suit in July 2004 alleging that Warren Jeffs sodomized him and the other two men watched and participated in the abuse in the late 1980s. He said they told him the actions were a way to make him a man. advertisement

Brent Jeffs, who was around 5 or 6 at the time, alleged he was abused in the Salt Lake area.

Posted by kshaw at April 15, 2006 09:14 AM