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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 arrives to hear the verdict against him September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Jud Burkett-Pool/Getty Images)

Texas Out To Seize Warren Jeffs’ Polygamist Ranch

The state of Texas is trying to seize ownership of Warren Jeffs’ polygamist ranch where prosecutors say the convicted sect leader and a dozen followers sexually assaulted children.

11/28/2012

West Texas Jury Ready To Sentence Polygamist Leader

A Texas jury that found a former polygamist leader guilty of bigamy is expected to begin deciding his punishment.

03/30/2012

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)

Texas Conviction Upheld Of Warren Jeffs Follower

A Texas appeals court has upheld the conviction of a follower of jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs.

03/17/2012

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)

Warren Jeffs Is Pestering South Dakota County Officials

A polygamist who’s in prison for sexual assault has been pestering South Dakota county officials with letters and boxes of books.

01/08/2012

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)

Prosecutors Want Delay In Warren Jeffs Bigamy Case

Prosecutors are asking a Texas judge to put off a bigamy trial for polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.

12/30/2011

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)

Polygamist Jeffs Hospitalized In Critical Condition

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized Monday in a medically induced coma in critical condition after fasting in the weeks since receiving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage followers he took as spiritual brides, officials said.

08/29/2011

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)

Polygamist Leader Missing At Sentencing Hearing

A polygamist group leader convicted of child sexual assault is boycotting his sentencing hearing in Texas.

08/06/2011

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 Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse

A Texas jury has convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs on child sexual assault charges in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls “spiritual marriages.”

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)

Polygamist Sect Leader Seeks Judge’s Removal Again

The defense team for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs again tried to have the judge hearing his case removed for bias, soliciting testimony Monday from court officials in an attempt to show she took an unusual interest in the case and received extra security because of it.

07/18/2011

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 Jeffs’ Trial To Begin July 25

The oft-delayed, first criminal case against polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was set to begin July 25, after a Texas court on Tuesday rejected defense motions for more time and to remove the judge presiding over it.

06/14/2011

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)

Fight Over Polygamous Sect Remains In Limbo

Control of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous church remains in limbo after a deadline imposed by Utah commerce officials passed without a resolution of the internal struggle.

05/02/2011

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