Ken Paxton

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Abram Harker Jeffs Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault of a Child

A Schleicher County jury sentenced Abram Harker Jeffs of Eldorado to 17 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony in the state of Texas.

A total of 12 YFZ Ranch-related defendants have been indicted on sexual assault of a child, bigamy or other charges. Six defendants have been convicted on felony charges and sentenced to prison. The other six defendants are awaiting trial. All prosecutions are being handled by the Office of the Attorney General, which is working in cooperation with 51st Judicial District Attorney Steve Lupton.