Utah state trial court judge Keith Kelly on Tuesday ordered Warren Jeffs (who is now in prison) and the polygamous FLDS church that he heads to pay $4 million in compensatory damages and $12 million in punitive damages to Elissa Wall who, at age 14, was pressured to marry her 19 yer old cousin. As reported by the Salt Lake Tribune:In his ruling, Kelly noted that Jeffs controlled the church and key aspects of Wall’s life. He arranged the marriage to Alan Steed over Wall’s objections and performed the ceremony. Jeffs also pressured Wall to have children with Steed. Miscarriages and a stillbirth followed.
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