Allen Glade Steed

In a recent Resolution Hearing in Utah, the prosecutor and defendant, Allen Glade Steed, failed to come to an agreed disposition of his criminal case. Attorney Jim Bradshaw, on behalf of Steed, indicated he may file a motion to dismiss because because the statute of limitations may have expired. There has been some talk about this over on TxBluesMan’s site about whether Steed was properly charged or the alleged offense reported within the limitations period.

Below is the charging instrument, which contains the relevant dates:

The alleged instances of rape occurred between April 2001 and September 2004. Steed is charged with rape.In Utah there is no limitation on the time period in which prosecution for rape must commence.

76-1-301. Offenses for which prosecution may be commenced at any time.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code, prosecution for the following offenses may be commenced at any time:

(1) capital felony;

(2) aggravated murder;

(3) murder;

(4) manslaughter;

(5) child abuse homicide;

(6) aggravated kidnapping;

(7) child kidnapping;

(8) rape;

(9) rape of a child;

(10) object rape;

(11) object rape of a child;

(12) forcible sodomy;

(13) sodomy on a child;

(14) sexual abuse of a child;

(15) aggravated sexual abuse of a child; or

(16) aggravated sexual assault.

Any questions?

~ by FLDS TEXAS on July 25, 2009.

19 Responses to “Allen Glade Steed”

  1. The dispute is over reporting, and there is a time limit on that. The report must be to the correct person within a certain time frame. I have no idea if that occurred or did not.


    A statute of limitation is always based on the time between the act and the filing of the charging document.

    In Utah, there is no limitation, i.e., it could be 20 years from now and it would still be a valid prosecution. Whether the offense was reported immediately or 20 years from the date of the offense is immaterial.

    Your assertion is BS.

  3. It’s the same in Texas with Rape. No statute of limitations.
    Hugh, just a question for you? Grown men filed against catholic priests all over this country on sexual assault charges that happened to them when they were alter boys, or young kids.
    Some happened 25 yrs ago.
    Were those assaults prosecuted after these boys became adults?

  4. Hugh, the statute of limitations that relates to the reporting is not RAPE .. it is sexual abuse, which is a second degree felony and totally different offense. There is no statute of limitations for RAPE in Utah, it doesn’t matter when it was reported — it was obviously reported because he was charged.

  5. Bradshaw is a lawyer, and as far as I know, none of you are. πŸ™‚

  6. Hugh McBryde is a blowhard, and as far as I know none of you are either. πŸ˜‰

    Yay for Bradshaw. Does that mean things will work out the way you so obviously hope? Doubtful. But you keep right on hoping. Even a man as pathetic as you are should have a little hope.

  7. As of 2001, the statute of limitations on rape was eight years from the time it was reported. Has the law changed since that time? There was a lot of argument over it during the Tom Green case, but that was the law at that time.

  8. So the underage girls married to OLD guys at YFZ by the evidence provided by Bishops List they were married in 2006, so in 2008 is when LE found this evidence . so let’s see, the staute isn’t up till 2016

  9. CadyJ — in the Tom Green case, the offense was rape of a child, which is different. The felony statute of limitations at that time of the offense (1986) was four years. the statute of limitations for rape of a child was expanded to eight years, with the qualification that the prosecution had to commence within one year of the offense being reported to a law enforcement agency. In 1991 the statute of limitations was changed so that prosecution had to commence within four years of the rape of a child being reported to law enforcement. That was the statute of limitations that was in effect when Tom Green was charged in 2001. Because the statute of limitations was expanded by legislation before the old statute of limitations would have expired, the new statute of limitations was the applicable standard.

    The issue in the Tom Green case was whether Tom Green going on TV and talking about his polygamous union to his daughter could be considered a report to law enforcement. That is what the polygamists were arguing, but it didn’t fly.

    Ironically, the lawyers in his case also tried to have the case dismissed on the basis that the statute of limitations had expired. They lost.

  10. See State of Utah v. Thomas Arthur Green (2005), and State v. Lusk, 2001 UT 102, 11, 37 P.3d 1103

  11. FLDS Texas go check your FLDSTexas email account.

  12. Thanks πŸ™‚

  13. Here’s Brooke Adams article back on 7/22/09:

    Steed will now hinge on which time frame for bringing a rape charge applies. In 2001, the statute of limitations was four years. In 2005, the law was modified to allow charges to be filed up to eight years after an alleged offense provided the crime is reported to law enforcement within four years of the incident.

    Apparently in 2009 the law was changed again removing the statute of limitations.

    The 2009 Amendment seems to make this whole issue irrelevant. If Steed gets the indictment dismissed, the prosecution can refile since there is now no statute of limitations. Double jeopardy wouldn’t apply since the case was never put to trial.

  14. Brooke isn’t entirely correct, and yes it was in 2009 that the time limitation was removed entirely. In any event, if the last alleged offense took place in 2004, and Steed was charged in 2007, that’s within the limitations period under any of these scenarios.

  15. Thanks Ron, THAT’s encouraging!

  16. Correct, but the prosecutor wants to go after Allen for the 2001 rapes – when Elissa was still only 14. That is a more serious offense than when he raped her when she was 15 and 16. PIG!

  17. He is charged with rape, not rape of a child. When Eliss was 14 the law in Utah defined “child” as UNDER the age of 14.

  18. Hugh

    “Bradshaw is a lawyer,”

    So is Rod and Goldstoner and a host of other FLDS defense attorneys.

    Have you taken to worshiping the ground they walk on, and their verbose proclamations as gospel, hugh?

    Say, a jury just got an earful of Tony Alamo’s wonderful defense attorneys.

    Guess what the Jury told them? LMAO


    10 counts – ALL GUILTY!!

  19. I think the relevant issue here is one regarding when the victim realized she was raped. The whole time Elissa Wall was “married” to Allen Steed, she was under the impression that the relations she was having with Steed were condoned and normal within the FLDS church based on the guidance she received from Warren Jeffs. She probably had never heard the word before and had no idea what it meant. I don’t think the concept of rape even came in to her mind until she was first made aware of it by her eventual husband or by the Utah DA’s office. That said, doesn’t that kind of mess with the whole time frame issue? Also, doesn’t it matter that the victim report the rape and not a 3rd party as I believe is the case here? Didn’t her then boyfriend report the possibility of rape and shouldn’t it have been Wall reporting it? I am not in any way a legal minded person, but somehow a lot of this seems relevent to me…

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