Member of Texas polygamist convicted of sexual assault

A member of a Texas Polygamist group has been convicted of sexual assault, he has not been sentenced yet, but faces 20 years in prison.

Jurors convicted the man last week from allegations that arose in 2006. The allegations are for child sexual assault after the man, who was 20 at the time, married a 15-year-old. Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in which the man was a member, sanctions polygamist unions, but they are not official civil marriages.

The defense attorney for the man said that the parent’s of the child gave their permission. In 2008, the Yearning for Zion Ranch was raided and the children were taken away from their parents.

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