Judge Dismisses Arizona Charges Against Polygamist

A Mohave County judge has dismissed all Arizona charges against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.

Judge Steven Conn granted a prosecutor's motion Wednesday to dismiss the four charges of sexual misconduct with a minor with prejudice, meaning they cannot be refiled.

Mohave County Attorney Matt Smith says the two alleged victims in the cases no longer want to proceed with prosecution in Arizona.

Jeffs, the former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been jailed in Kingman since February 2008.

The first of his Arizona trials had been scheduled to begin Nov. 2, with the second trial to be considered at its conclusion.

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