Warren Jeffs' Misdemeanors Likely To Be Continued By Brother Lyle
Warren Jeffs' misdemeanors will likely be continued by his brother, according to Flora Jessop, who escaped from his polygamist sect when she was 16 years old.
On Thursday, Jeffs was convicted after less than four hours of jury deliberations of sexually assaulting two underage girls in Texas. He faces the possibility of life in prison.
But Jessop says there are several people "waiting in the wings" to fill Jeffs' leader role in the fringe Mormon sect, including his brother, Lyle Jeffs, CBS News reports.
Jessop says Lyle Jeffs will likely take the helm of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS).
She says Lyle Jeffs will continue Warren Jeffs' practices if he isn’t stopped in his tracks.
"This is not a practice that's going to go away," Jessop said. "I want the American people to understand that this is not the only polygamist group out there,” Jessop said.
“If we don't stand up and demand accountability from these groups, then it's building. It's growing. It's going to be moving into a neighborhood next to you,” she said.
Jessop says more people need to be held accountable in this case to deter others from behaving similarly, reports CBS News.