Listen to an Ultra-Creepy Recording From the Warren Jeffs Trial

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ST. GEORGE, UT - SEPTEMBER 25:  Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, an accused polygamist and head of the breakaway Mormon sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is being charged on two counts as an accomplice rape, related to the alleged coercion in the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old and a 19-year-old in 2001. The jury is still in deliberations after a juror was excused and replaced by an alternate.  (Photo by Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Warren Jeffs
ST. GEORGE, UT - SEPTEMBER 25: Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, an accused polygamist and head of the breakaway Mormon sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is being charged on two counts as an accomplice rape, related to the alleged coercion in the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old and a 19-year-old in 2001. The jury is still in deliberations after a juror was excused and replaced by an alternate. (Photo by Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Warren Jeffs Photo: Pool/2007 Getty Images

A good deal of the evidence from the trial of polygamist rapist Warren Jeffs has been released, ranging from photos of beds inside of a temple to numerous audio recordings, two of which have never been heard publicly before. All of it confirms the shudder-inducing tales from the jury, who sentenced Jeffs to life in prison on two counts of sexual assault. Evidence includes audio of Jeffs, who impregnated his 14-year-old wife, engaging in sexual activity with a 12-year-old girl.

Most of the audio recordings have been deemed too explicit and disturbing for public display, but on The Daily's site, you can listen to the tamest ten minutes. In the recording, which features Jeffs on a conference call with 12 of his followers, the Fundamentalist LDS Church leader is heard in his deep-breathed, deadpanned voice urging the women to pray for him and "concentrate on the bond of oneness."

"Hello, are you smiling?" he asks the women, whose chorus of, "Yes" marks their only response throughout the tape. Toward the end of the recording, he tells them: "I want you all to learn the heavenly, gentle touch, where, when you touch someone, the fire of the spirit of God is felt by that person, by that child, by the thing you're handling." If this is the mildest of the evidence, it's easy to understand how the trial brought jurors to tears. [The Daily]