SALT LAKE CITY — A leader in the Utah-based Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been served with papers as part of a high-profile sex abuse lawsuit.
According to a report from Fox13Now, cellphone video provided on Monday shows Seth Jeffs being served with papers by Alan Mortensen, an attorney who represents a woman named “R.H.” She’s filed a lawsuit against Jeffs, his brother and imprisoned FLDS church leader Warren Jeffs and the church itself, among others, alleging “ritualistic sex abuse.”
Warren Jeffs was served papers in the multi-million dollar lawsuit in February at the Texas prison where he is serving a life sentence for child sex assault. However, at that point Mortensen stated in a motion to the 3rd District Court that they were unable to locate Seth Jeffs. This changed recently when it was discovered that Seth Jeffs had been living and working in northern Minnesota.
“It clearly appears that they’ve gone from a centralized location to having smaller groups in various locations across South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado and Minnesota and who knows where else,” Mortensen told Fox13Now.
According to the lawsuit, “R.H.” alleges that when she was an 8-year-old girl, she was repeatedly taken from her home with a bag over her head, driven to an unknown location and sexually abused.
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Written by BEN WINSLOW, Fox13Now.com.
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