Warren Jeffs Sentenced to Life in Prison

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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

After a jury last week found the polygamist leader guilty of sexual assault against two minors (one of whom had his child at the age of 15), he was punished today with the maximum sentence on both counts. Jeffs, who is 55, will face his first opportunity for parole in 35 years. [CBS News]