Warren Jeffs' Son and Daughter Say FLDS Imprisoned Leader Sexually Abused Them

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Warren Jeffs is the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. He is serving a life sentence plus 20 years for the aggravated sexual assaults of a 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl who he claimed were his "spiritual wives."

Now two of Warren Jeffs' adult children--Becky and Roy Jeffs--allege their father sexually abused them as children, too.

Becky and Roy Jeffs made their claims to Lisa Ling, host of CNN's This is Life. The show airs on Wednesday night.

Becky Jeffs admitted she first discussed being sexually molested by her father when her sister shared that she, too, had been molested by Warren Jeffs as a child.

"I thought, I'm not the only one molested, he's done it to her it must be something that was in his nature," she says on the show. "Where does it end? If he had this in him, how can I trust him? How is he really our prophet?"

Despite being in prison, Warren Jeffs is still running the fundamental Mormon sect from behind bars. The group believes in polygamy and Jeffs is known to have fathered at least 60 children with some of his 78 wives.

The mainstream Mormon church--the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints--renounced polygamy about 100 years ago.

CNN tried contacting Warren Jeffs via his attorney, but so far hasn't received a reply.

What kind of excuses do you suppose Warren Jeffs might make regarding the alleged sexual abuse of Becky and Roy Jeffs?

Why do you suppose Warren Jeffs' children waited so long to come forward?

They are only two of four of his children who have left the FLDS church.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.