Polygamist diary describes secret bed used for sex assaults

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 1:27pm

In thousands of pages of what he called his “priesthood records,” convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs gave detailed instructions to his followers on how they were to relocate and build a secret compound in West Texas, directing everything from the purchase of a 1,700-acre ranch to the construction of a bed where he assaulted underage girls.

The bed had to be made of hardwood, sturdy so it wouldn't rattle, long enough to support Jeffs' tall frame and equipped with padded sides that could be pulled up to hold him in place “as the Lord does His work with me.”

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