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Polygamy sect leader faces prostitution charge

Polygamy sect leader faces prostitution charge

CREATED Aug 8, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Prosecutors have filed a prostitution charge against a man tasked with overseeing a polygamous trust in Warren Jeffs' sect on the Utah-Arizona border.
   
The Salt Lake Tribune reports accountant Bruce Wisan pleaded not guilty Thursday to one charge of patronizing a prostitute in the city of Taylorsville.
   
Wisan's attorney Catherine Cleveland declined to comment Thursday.
   
Wisan originally was called to testify in a misdemeanor case against a suspected prostitute after he was found in the woman's motel room in March 2013. The 68-year-old Wisan told police he was helping the woman financially and that no sexual activity occurred.
   
The woman first told police no sex occurred, but later said it did.
   
A state court judge appointed Wisan to manage the trust in 2005.