Known cases of child sex offenders allowed in the Twelve Tribes

compiled here for purpose of research:   2004-Broward Palm BeachNew Times: Protect the Abuser,The Twelve Tribes sect defends its own aiding accused child molesters 2005 member arrested for abuse-5 years later 2005-The Caledonian record: Massa. Man Cited For Sex Abuse Had Links To Church-2005 2007-Boston Globe: Former Island Pond Church Teacher Gets Time Served…

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Polygamist sect limits sex to ‘seed bearers,’ court document says

Source: It’s hard to imagine that a convicted child rapist would be allowed to lead a church from prison, but that’s exactly what’s going on with Warren Jeffs…. …Brower said he was able to confirm similar reports of “seed bearers” through his own sources. “It’s ritualistic procreation,” Brower said, “performed on a ritualistic bed-slash-altar.”…

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Controversy over children’s safety at religious community

source: CBC Manitoba 18 March 2015 There are questions about child safety within the Twelve Tribes, a controversial religious group A Queens Bench Justice was so “concerned” for the “safety” of a child in a controversial religious group called the Twelve Tribes that she banned a member of the group from bringing her child to…

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Man convicted after ‘bizarre’ child-porn confession

Source: PrinceGeorge Citizen newspaper Peter JAMES / Staff writer July 3, 2013 01:00 AM In a case Crown prosecutor Geoffrey McDonald called “comical” and defence lawyer Keith Jones termed “bizarre,” a former Prince George resident was handed a 45-day jail sentence Tuesday for possessing child pornography. Ross Haynes Sandwell, 42, pled guilty to one charge…

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Massa. Man Cited For Sex Abuse Had Links To Church-2005

Source: The Caledonian-Record/February 10, 2005 By James Jardine St. Johnsbury Vermont — John W. Thomas of Savoy, Mass., is scheduled to be arraigned in Caledonia District Court on one count of sexual assault on a minor and three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. The state alleges Thomas sexually abused four children,…

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Protect the abuser

Source: Broward Palm Beach, New Times, 3rd June 2004 Jeff Leonard, looking good in stripes by Eric Alan Barton 3 June 2004 On a spring morning two years ago, Kimberly Peck saw something shocking in the hut where her daughters were sleeping. Peck, then a member of the Twelve Tribes religious cult, lived with her…

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