Judge drops 2 of 10 Arizona charges against Warren Jeffs

KINGMAN, Ariz. " An Arizona judge has dismissed two of 10 charges against polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs at the request of the prosecuting attorney.

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steven Conn agreed Monday to dismiss one charge each of sexual conduct with a minor and conspiracy to commit sexual conduct with a minor.

The charges stemmed from the arranged marriage of a 16-year-old girl with an older Jeffs presided over the marriage.

County Attorney Matt Smith wanted the charges dismissed because the alleged victim in the case is refusing to testify against Jeffs. She had previously cooperated.

Jeffs still faces four counts each of incest and sexual conduct with a minor stemming from other arranged marriages.


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