Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

SAN ANGELO - Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs says he's not guilty.

Jeffs entered the plea during an arraignment hearing on Wednesday in San Angelo.

The 55-year-old will go to trial for aggravated sexual assault on Jan. 24

During the hearing, Jeffs told the judge he plans to hire a Texas attorney but still hasn't done so.

Separate trials on other charges will come later.

Jeffs sat in silence as prosecutors read charges that he had sex with girls younger than 15 and 17.

The charges stem from allegations at his Eldorado ranch outside of San Angelo.