Woman says she didn't tell family she was being raped

Staff Report

The Associated Press

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - The defense today grilled a young woman who says a religious sect leader in Utah forced her into an arranged marriage with an older cousin when she was 14.

But the woman, who now is 21, admits Warren Jeffs never used the word "sex."

She also says she never complained to her mother or sisters that she was being raped.

Jeffs is president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He's charged with two counts of rape as an accomplice.

Prosecutors contend Jeffs was so powerful and such an authority that the now-woman had to obey.

The sect has a West Texas retreat near Eldorado.