Court documents reveal polygamist FLDS sex ritual

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Court Documents Reveal FLDS Sex Ritual

The rest of the world got another strange and fascinating glimpse into the secret lives of Warren Jeffs' sect of polygamist Mormons this week.

The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting on new court documents that emerged recently, alleging the church has created a group of followers considered "seed bearers."

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The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gained worldwide attention years ago when authorities raided a Texas compound and eventually arrested church leader Warren Jeffs.

Jeffs has since been convicted of "sexual assault" and "aggravated sexual assault" and was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years. But the convicted rapist still runs the church from his prison cell.

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Women and children from the YFZ Ranch, the compound built by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, are moved by bus to San Angelo, Texas, on Sunday, April 6, 2008. Authorities are investigating allegations of child abuse. (Photo by Khampha Bouaphanh/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Women and children from the YFZ Ranch, the compound built by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, are moved by bus to San Angelo, Texas, on Sunday, April 6, 2008. Authorities are investigating allegations of child abuse. (Photo by Khampha Bouaphanh/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Members of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are assisted by law enforcement officials as they board a San Angelo Independent School District bus which is being used to relocate them from Eldorado, Texas, to San Angelo, Texas, Apr. 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, left, is driven away from the Tom Green County Courthouse by Sheriff's personnel Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in San Angelo, Texas. A West Texas jury has heard audio recordings and diary accounts of polygamist leader Jeffs teaching his 14-year-old "spiritual wife" how to please him sexually. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011, file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in Huntsville, Texas. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Robert Hurst said Jeffs is in stable condition, Monday, March 17, 2014, at a Galveston hospital. Hurst says Jeffs was admitted March 11, for treatment of a condition that's not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)
CENTENNIAL PARK, ARIZONA, USA - FEBRUARY, 2008: Trampoline jumping is always a hit in Ray Timpson's family. 17-year-old Rebecca looks after her younger siblings. The Timpson family is part of the small polygamist community of Centennial Park which was founded in 1986 south of the communities of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah. The Centennial Park group split from the FLDS Church led by infamous jailed polygamist Warren Jeffs in 1986 because of doctrinal differences. (Photo by Stephan Gladieu/Getty Images)
UNDATED - UNSPECIFIED: In this handout provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), polygamist Warren Steed Jeffs is pictured on a FBI Ten Most Wanted poster. Jeffs, the fugitive leader of a polygamist Mormon sect, was arrested by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on August 28 during a traffic stop. Jeffs was wanted in Utah and Arizona on charges linked to allegations of arranging marriages between men and underage girls. (Handout by Federal Bureau of Investigation via Getty Images)
Women and children from the YFZ Ranch, the compound built by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, are moved by bus to San Angelo, Texas, on Sunday, April 6, 2008. Authorities are investigating allegations of child abuse. (Photo by Khampha Bouaphanh/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
CENTENNIAL PARK, ARIZONA, USA - FEBRUARY, 2008: Some of Ray Timpson's children playing in the garden of the house they share with their very large family consisting of one father, six mothers and 41 children. The Timpson family is part of the small polygamist community of Centennial Park which was founded in 1986 south of the communities of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah. The Centennial Park group split from a group led by infamous jailed polygamist Warren Jeffs in the 1980s because of doctrinal differences. (Photo by Stephan Gladieu/Getty Images)
CENTENNIAL PARK, ARIZONA, USA - FEBRUARY, 2008: Trailers in the polygamist town of Colorado City, a community at the border of Utah and Arizona ran by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) led by infamous jailed polygamist Warren Jeffs. (Photo by Stephan Gladieu/Getty Images)
Warren Jeffs (L) watches the jury leave the courtroom to restart their deliberation in his trial 24 September, 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is charged with two counts of rape as an accomplice for allegedly coercing the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old follower to her 19-year-old cousin in 2001. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Douglas C. Pizac (Photo credit should read POOL/AFP/Getty Images)
CENTENNIAL PARK, ARIZONA, USA - FEBRUARY, 2008: Ariel Hammon, his two wives Helen and Lisa, and nine of their ten children watch cartoons in their house of Centennial Park, a small polygamist community at the border of Utah and Arizona. Founded in 1986 the Centennial Park group was born from a split over doctrine with the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) led by infamous jailed polygamist Warren Jeffs and based in the neighboring community of Colorado City. (Photo by Stephan Gladieu/Getty Images)
ST. GEORGE, UT - SEPETEMBER 24: With law enforcement behind him, Warren Jeffs waits for the jury to reconvene for deliberation in his trial September 24, 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is charged with two counts of rape as an accomplice for allegedly coercing the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old follower to her 19-year-old cousin in 2001. (Photo by Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)
ST. GEORGE, UT - SEPTEMBER 21: Prosecutor Brock Belnap outlines the elements of the alleged offenses during closing arguments in Warren Jeffs' trial September 21, 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is charged with two counts of rape as an accomplice for allegedly coercing the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old follower to her 19-year-old cousin in 2001. (Photo by Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)
ST. GEORGE, UT - SEPTEMBER 18: Defense witness Charlotte Jessop answers questions during Warren Jeffs' trial September 18, 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, former head of the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is charged with coercing the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old church-follower to her 19-year-old cousin in 2001. (Photo by Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)
Defense witness Margaret Thomas answers questions during Warren Jeffs' trial 18 September 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, former head of the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is charged with coercing the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old church-follower to her 19-year-old cousin in 2001. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Jud Burkett (Photo credit should read Jud Burkett/AFP/Getty Images)
ST. GEORGE, UT - SEPTEMBER 18: Defense witness Joanna Keate answers questions during Warren Jeffs' trial September 18, 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, former head of the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is charged with coercing the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old church-follower to her 19-year-old cousin in 2001. (Photo by Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)
ST. GEORGE, UT - SEPTEMBER 6: Several television trucks are parked outside the 5th Judicial District Courthouse for the first court hearing for Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) leader Warren Jeffs September 6, 2006 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs faces sex charges involving an underage girl in an arranged marriage with an older man. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
COLORADO CITY, AZ - SEPTEMBER 6: Women sit on horses September 6, 2006 in Colorado City, Arizona. Warren Jeffs, of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is the leader of the polygamist Mormon sect living in Colorado City and Hildale, Utah. Jeffs, who will face sex charges involving an underage girl in an arranged marriage with an older man, will have his first court hearing September 6 in St. George, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
HILDALE, UTAH - MARCH 3: A large unfinished house (R) stands in contrast to the finished homes in the compound of the Prophet (L) of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) Warren Jeffs March 3, 2004 in Hildale, Utah. Most of the homes in Hildale and Colorado City which is run by the FLDS Church are unfinished. The FLDS Church which believes in Polygamy, and is in legal battles with several former male members of the church over property rights and custody custody of their wives and children after they were kicked out of the church. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
SAN ANGELO, TX - APRIL 9: (TABLOIDS OUT; UTAH MEDIA-SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY) (R-L) Richard Wright, Willie Jessop, and an unidentified man leave the Tom Green County Courthouse after attorneys for the FLDS church presented their case April 9, 2008 in San Angelo, Texas. Jessop is the former bodyguard for Warren Jeffs. Some 416 children were removed from the polygamous sect's West Texas ranch by officials last week after allegations of abuse were reported. The children were placed in temporary custody of the state. (Photo by Mike Terry/Deseret Morning News/Getty Images)
COLORADO CITY, ARIZONA - MARCH 3: A large church building of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) stands empty and unused for almost a year March 3, 2004 in Colorado City, Arizona after the Prophet of the church Warren Jeffs said the people weren't worthy enough to attend church. The FLDS Church believes in Polygamy, and is in legal battles with several former male members of the church over property rights and custody custody of their wives and children after they were kicked out of the church. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
In this Dec. 16, 2014 photo, girls stand in a playground in Colorado City, Ariz. The sister cities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, once run by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, are split between loyalists who still believe he is a victim of religious persecution and defectors who are embracing government efforts to pull the town into modern society. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
In this Dec. 16, 2014 photo, people walk along a street in Hildale, Utah. The sister cities of Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz., once run by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, are split between loyalists who still believe he is a victim of religious persecution and defectors who are embracing government efforts to pull the town into modern society. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
In this Dec. 16, 2014 photo, a girl runs past a street sign in Hildale, Utah. The sister cities of Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz., once run by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, are split between loyalists who still believe he is a victim of religious persecution and defectors who are embracing government efforts to pull the town into modern society. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
This Dec. 16, 2014 photo shows the compound built for polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in Hildale, Utah. Willie Jessop, the former spokesman and bodyguard for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS, has converted the compound in to a bed and breakfast. In defiance of some of Jeffs' rules, he now flies the U.S. flag, keeps the gate open and has torn down part of the wall. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
In this Dec. 16, 2014 photo, Willie Jessop, the former spokesman and bodyguard for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, stands on the steps of a compound built for polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in Hildale, Utah. Jessop has converted the compound into a bed and breakfast. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
FILE - Hildale, Utah sits at the base of red rock cliff mountains with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz. in the foreground in this Thursday, April 20, 2006 file photo. An attorney for local law enforcement in the two polygamous towns, where most residents are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints run by the group’s jailed leader Warren Jeffs, says the U.S. Justice Department plans to sue both communities, claiming religious discrimination. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
This July 12, 2011 photo shows Texas Parks and Wildlife Capt. Marco Alvizo pose for a photo near Lake Amistad, in Del Rio, Texas. Alvizo pulled over a man in 2004 who led him to a secretive religious compound of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints _ a radical offshoot of mainstream Mormonism that believes polygamy is the key to heaven_ led by Warren Jeffs. A 2008 raid seized 439 children and led to the arrest of Jeffs, and 11 other sect members, facing charges including sexual assault and bigamy. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
FILE - In this April 7, 2008, file photo, adult members of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather as children play with bottles of bubble water on the grounds of their temporary housing at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark in San Angelo, Texas. Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints _ a radical offshoot of mainstream Mormonism that believes polygamy is the key to heaven _ were subject of a SWAT team raid where 439 children were seized from mothers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
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According to the court documents, Charlene Jeffs' -- the estranged sister-in-law of Warren -- claims that "a seed bearer is an elect man of a worthy bloodline chosen by the Priesthood to impregnate the FLDS women."

"FLDS men are no longer permitted to have children with their multiple wives. That privilege belongs to the seed bearer alone," the doctrine allegedly goes.

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The documents also allege that the husbands are required to be in the room while the act of procreation with a "seed bearer" occurs.

"In layman terms, the husband is required to sit in the room while the chosen seed bearer, or a couple of them, rape his wife or wives."

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So far the FLDS church has denied requests from multiple news organizations for comment on the allegations.

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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, Brady Williams poses with his wives, from left to right, Paulie, Robyn, Rosemary, Nonie, and Rhonda, outside of their home in a polygamous community outside Salt Lake City. One of the largest organized polygamy groups in Utah said this week it is investigating an allegation that its leader molested one of his daughters, now featured in a reality TV show. Rosemary Williams of TLC's "My Five Wives" wrote in a blog posted in November 2014 that she was molested more than two decades ago by her father, Lynn A. Thompson. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
***EXCLUSIVE*** HERRIMAN, UT - OCTOBER 2004: A collect photograph of Alina (L), 35, Valerie (M), 34 and Vicki (R), 34 during October 2004 in Herriman, Uttah. Beautiful twin sisters Vicki and Valerie Darger are so close they even share their HUSBAND. The 42-year-old sisters are in a polygamous marriage with Joe, 43, who is also married to a third woman - their COUSIN Alina, 43. The Dargers, who are fundamentalist Mormons from Salt Lake City, Utah, live together in a large family home and have 24 children between them. Vicki, currently a stay-at-home mum, has been married to Joe, who runs a construction company, for 22 years, while Valerie joined the family as his third wife in 2000. Brave Joe was just 18 when he began dating Vicki and her cousin Alina at the SAME TIME, and married at them in a joint wedding ceremony in 1990. Each wife has their own bedroom, and Joe alternates between the three of them each evening. The three wives and their husband have co-written a book 'Love Times Three', and some of their adult children also contributed to the story. PHOTOGRAPH BY Laurentiu Garofeanu / Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
***EXCLUSIVE*** HERRIMAN, UT - FEBRUARY 1990: A collect wedding photograph of Vicki (L), Joe (R) and Alina's (R) marriage during February 1990 in Herriman, Uttah. Beautiful twin sisters Vicki and Valerie Darger are so close they even share their HUSBAND. The 42-year-old sisters are in a polygamous marriage with Joe, 43, who is also married to a third woman - their COUSIN Alina, 43. The Dargers, who are fundamentalist Mormons from Salt Lake City, Utah, live together in a large family home and have 24 children between them. Vicki, currently a stay-at-home mum, has been married to Joe, who runs a construction company, for 22 years, while Valerie joined the family as his third wife in 2000. Brave Joe was just 18 when he began dating Vicki and her cousin Alina at the SAME TIME, and married at them in a joint wedding ceremony in 1990. Each wife has their own bedroom, and Joe alternates between the three of them each evening. The three wives and their husband have co-written a book 'Love Times Three', and some of their adult children also contributed to the story. PHOTOGRAPH BY Laurentiu Garofeanu / Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
AP10ThingsToSee - A girl swings a chain as she stands with others in a playground in Colorado City, Ariz. on Dec. 16, 2014. The sister cities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, once run by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, are split between loyalists who still believe he is a victim of religious persecution and defectors who are embracing government efforts to pull the town into modern society. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
NKANDLA, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 20: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) DJ Siyanda Tshabalala and his wife Millicent at the traditional wedding ceremony of President Jacob Zuma and Bongi Ngema on April 20, 2012 in Nkandla, South Africa. The president, who has been married six times, now has a total of four current wives. (Photo by City Press/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The Dargers, a polygamist family, discuss their lifestyle on 'Good Morning America,' 9/13/11, airing the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, JOE DARGER, ALINA DARGER, VICKI DARGER, VALERIE DARGER
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 13: (L-R) Janelle Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown and Christine Brown from 'Sister Wives' attend a pre-show reception for the grand opening of 'Dancing With the Stars: Live in Las Vegas' at the New Tropicana Las Vegas April 13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for AEG Live)
Bridegroom Milton Mbhele, with his four brides, left to right, Happiness, Thobile, Simangele, and Zanele at their western wedding in Weenen, near Ladysmith, South Africa, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. South African law recognizes traditional polygamous marriages, even President Jacob Zuma has three wives. Yet while polygamy remains common among several tribes including the Zulus and Swazis, simultaneous weddings are rare. (AP Photo/Str) **SOUTH AFRICA OUT**
PROVO, UNITED STATES: The five wives of polygamist Tom Green talk with reporters outside Fourth District Court after their husband was sentenced to two five-year concurrent prison terms 24 August 2001 in Provo, Utah. From left are: Shirley, Cari, Linda, Hannah and LeeAnn Green. AFP PHOTO/George FREY (Photo credit should read GEORGE FREY/AFP/Getty Images)
***EXCLUSIVE*** HERRIMAN, UT - MARCH 04: Twin wives Vicki (L), 41 and Valerie (R), 41 pose for a photograph on March 04, 2012 in Herriman, Uttah. Beautiful twin sisters Vicki and Valerie Darger are so close they even share their HUSBAND. The 42-year-old sisters are in a polygamous marriage with Joe, 43, who is also married to a third woman - their COUSIN Alina, 43. The Dargers, who are fundamentalist Mormons from Salt Lake City, Utah, live together in a large family home and have 24 children between them. Vicki, currently a stay-at-home mum, has been married to Joe, who runs a construction company, for 22 years, while Valerie joined the family as his third wife in 2000. Brave Joe was just 18 when he began dating Vicki and her cousin Alina at the SAME TIME, and married at them in a joint wedding ceremony in 1990. Each wife has their own bedroom, and Joe alternates between the three of them each evening. The three wives and their husband have co-written a book 'Love Times Three', and some of their adult children also contributed to the story. PHOTOGRAPH BY Laurentiu Garofeanu / Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
NKANDLA, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 20: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Jabu Duze, Dudu Dlamini, Dr. Siphiwe Mndaweni, Samke Dube and Zama Nyawose at the traditional wedding ceremony of President Jacob Zuma and Bongi Ngema on April 20, 2012 in Nkandla, South Africa. The president, who has been married six times, now has a total of four current wives. (Photo by Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
SAfrica-politics-Zuma-polygamy,FOCUS by Manqoba Nxumalo A happy Robert Chauke (50) with his 6 wives and some of his children at his home in a small compound outside Johannesburg on April 18, 2012 he has 26 children. All of them, from his 10-week-old baby to his 28-year-old son, live together. 'I love all my wives. I can't attribute this success in raising such a huge family to anything. I guess it is a blessing from God,' the 50-year-old said smiling, flanked by his six wives, aged from 25 to 44. Families like Chauke's are back in South Africa's public debate, as President Jacob Zuma prepares to marry his long-time fiancee Bongi Ngema this weekend, giving the country four 'first' ladies. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The Dargers, a polygamist family, discuss their lifestyle on 'Good Morning America,' 9/13/11, airing the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) JOE DARGER, ALINA DARGER, VICKI DARGER, VALERIE DARGER
HILDALE, UT - FEBRUARY 24. EXCLUSIVE: L -R back row: Joanna Dockstader (19) Crista Henderson (22) Amanda Lebaron (23) Front row L - R: Tamera Barlow (36) Carol Zitting (28) Charise Tipson (37) at The Merry Wives Cafe on February 24, 2010, in Hildale, Utah. The Merry Wives Cafe in Hildale, Utah, is a unique place where tourists mingle with Mormon families and have a taste of the plural lifestyle. It was set up by Charise Dutson, 37, two years ago to provide a diner for local people, and show a friendly face of polygamy to the world. From the outside it looks like a normal roadside diner but the walls inside are covered with old photographs of men with many wives and scores of children. Visitors to the area stare in disbelief when a man arrives with three women who all kiss him and a mini-bus full of children who take over the cafe. Many customers come from nearby Centennial Park, a modern polygamist community built in the 1980's by a break-away group from the more old-fashioned Mormon Fundamentalist towns of Hildale and Colorado City, two miles away. (Photo by James Ambler / Barcroft USA / Getty Images)
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