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Authorities help woman leave Utah polygamous sect

October 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah authorities have helped a woman leave a polygamous community along the Utah-Arizona border run by jailed sect leader Warren Jeffs.
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Polygamist leader Jeffs hospitalized in critical condition, but stable, after fasting

August 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized in critical condition today after telling corrections officers he’s fasted in the weeks since receiving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage followers he took as spiritual brides, a prison official said. Continue Reading

Sentenced-for-life sect leader Jeffs likely to retain grip on his church

August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Followers of Warren Jeffs’ Utah-based Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are likely to still revere him as a prophet, despite evidence presented in the Texas case that he had sex with girls from the sect as young as 12, former church members and experts say. Continue Reading

Polygamist leader Jeffs sentenced to life in prison for sexual assaults

August 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stood quietly as the decision of the Texas jury was read. He received the maximum sentence on both counts. Continue Reading