FLDS leader Seth Jeffs served with papers in Minnesota as part of ‘ritualistic sex abuse’ lawsuit

Composite image. Background photo by Comstock/Stockbyte/Getty Images. Seth Jeffs booking photo circa courtesy of Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

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.”

Read more: Lawsuit accuses FLDS church leaders of 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.

Read the full story here:  Fox13Now.com.

Written by BEN WINSLOW, Fox13Now.com.

Copyright 2018, KSTU. A Tribune broadcasting station.


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  • Comment January 22, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Looks just like his prophet brother. I’d bet the whole family are predatory pedophile child molesters. As to why all of them aren’t locked up forever is mind boggling. Well, when you’ve got mothers and fathers that willingly give up their daughters for these demons to use and abuse and rape… Got to love cult religions…

  • Mean Momma January 22, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    The Jeff’s “men” are absolutely, without a doubt, the most evil, sick, perverted monsters to walk the earth. That is all.

  • Lacy January 22, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    @ the two comments above, -Ummm pretty sure one size does not fit all. I was raised by one of the Jeffs brothers and he is one of the best men I’ve had the fortune of meeting in my life. Stop judging good people who have the misfortune of being related/family with these predators. It does not make them predators because of their family name. There are a lot of good people with the last name Jeffs who I love and know are AMAZING PEOPLE. I am happy to see those who have hurt people be brought to justice and for the victims to have a voice. Let’s celebrate that and not blast the last name Jeffs!

    • Comment January 22, 2019 at 11:56 pm

      There’s probably dozens of Jeffs brothers I guess? I guess Daddy Rulon Jeffs was spreading his seed far and wide and siring sons all over the place? So how many is there? Does anyone really even know? I’m sorry you have to be related to the demon spawn, and maybe not all the Jeffs clan are as evil as the prophet. Was your mother older than 13-14 when you were born? I certainly hope so. Many of these plygs truly are the spawn of Satan.

    • iceplant January 23, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Ignore Comment. This guy couldn’t find a clue if it was gift-wrapped in gold and handed to him.
      The rest of us realize that there are many good people no matter where they live or where they come from.

    • Mean Momma January 23, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      Lacy, the name Jeffs and the word ‘good’ will never be used together in a sentence again by me… unless it is to say good riddance Jeff’s! I have read the book Warren’s daughter wrote and I know what she went through at age 8 and beyond. What happened to her was pure evil and completely disgusting. I wouldn’t trust any one of the monsters in that family but I was not brainwashed by them, like you were, either so I don’t blame you for being upset. I hope you can get the help you need. Keep sweet.

  • KR567 January 22, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Lacy….dont let those two comments bother you..its just another example of ignorance and narrow minded thinking from the uninformed that judge others before the facts come up ….

  • Terry January 23, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Kr567, how the hell can you call it ignorance and narrow minded when all you hear on the news is abuse , child abuse, child sex abuse form the “jeffs” polygamist family.
    Now im not saying all the jeffs are like this, the good ones are not in or was part of any cult just the polygamist ones are.
    My family has helped hundrefs or women get out of that satanic cult.
    Dont …* the readers, tbey take children, sexually abuse them, take them away from their families, kill deformed babies.
    Your “god squad” kills people for leaving.
    Narrow minded you say. Your the one who is narrow and minded brain washed.
    Id love to see a plyg hurt o woman or a child in front of me, they’ll be sitting in the mountain where they put the dead children.
    Dont try and make them look like saints cuz they are ALL going to hell.

    * Ed ellipsis added

    • Real Life January 23, 2019 at 11:24 am

      He just might be one of them.

      • Comment January 23, 2019 at 4:45 pm

        Wouldn’t be surprised. It would actually explain a lot.

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