Alleged victims in Jeffs' Arizona cases back dismissal - East Valley Tribune: Arizona

Alleged victims in Jeffs' Arizona cases back dismissal

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Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:12 pm

FLAGSTAFF — An attorney for the two alleged victims in Arizona cases against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs says the women support the dismissal of the cases.

A Mohave County judge granted a prosecutor's motion Wednesday to dismiss the four charges of being an accomplice to sexual conduct with a minor. The charges stemmed from two arranged marriages between the then-teenage girls and their older male relatives.

The women's attorney, Roger Hoole, says they agreed with the dismissal so that Jeffs could be brought to trial in Texas on more serious charges.

He says the women expressed appreciation to the Mohave County attorney and a county investigator for their work on alleged sex crimes arising from underage spiritual marriages.

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