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Texas DPS Seizes Polygamist Group’s Secluded Ranch

The Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

04/17/2014

Warren Jeffs (center) is held by two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT officers during his extradition hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court. (credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

Polygamist Sect Fears Dwindle In Texas Town

When word spread eight years ago that a polygamist sect had settled in a remote corner of Texas, many in the town of Eldorado were nervous.

12/03/2012

Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial on September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

$4.5 Million Spent On Texas FLDS Prosecution

Since authorities swarmed the polygamist ranch of sect leader Warren Jeffs, state prosecutors have spent more than $4.5 million racking up convictions.

04/04/2012

Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial on September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

Imprisoned Sect Leader Jeffs Seeks New Texas Trial

Imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has filed a handwritten motion seeking a new Texas trial after being convicted and sentenced to life in prison on child sex assault charges.

09/07/2011

Warren Jeffs watches the jury leave the courtroom to restart their deliberation in his trial 24 September, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Getty Images/Pool/AFP)

Polygamist Leader Sentenced To Life In Prison

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting two underage followers that he took as brides.

08/09/2011

Warren Jeffs (center) is held by two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT officers during his extradition hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court. (credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

Jurors Hear More Audio In Polygamist Leader’s Trial

A Texas jury has heard an audiotape of convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs preparing at least four underage girls to have sex with him.

08/08/2011

Warren Jeffs (center) is held by two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT officers during his extradition hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court. (credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

Polygamist Leader’s Records Helped Convict Him

Warren Jeffs documented everything he did — every marriage he performed, ever young woman he wed and even his intimate moments.

08/05/2011

Warren Jeffs watches the jury leave the courtroom to restart their deliberation in his trial 24 September, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Getty Images/Pool/AFP)

Polygamist Leader’s Trial Goes To The Jury

The child sexual assault case against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has gone to the jury. He faces up to life in prison.

08/04/2011

Warren Jeffs watches the jury leave the courtroom to restart their deliberation in his trial 24 September, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Getty Images/Pool/AFP)

Prosecution Rests In Polygamist Leader Trial

Prosecutors in Texas have rested their child sexual assault case against polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs.

08/03/2011

Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial on September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

Jury Hears Tape Of Warren Jeffs Discussing Sex

Prosecutors played an audio recording of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs instructing his 14-year-old “spiritual wife” on how to please him sexually.

08/02/2011

Warren Jeffs watches the jury leave the courtroom to restart their deliberation in his trial 24 September, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Getty Images/Pool/AFP)

Warren Jeffs Says God Wants Trial Judge Removed

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs says God demands the removal of the Texas judge overseeing his child sex assault case.

08/01/2011

Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial on September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

Jeffs Defends Polygamy During Sex Assault Trial

Polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs has broken hours of silence in a West Texas courtroom with a lengthy sermon defending plural marriage.

07/29/2011

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