Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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.
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.
A Texas jury that found a former polygamist leader guilty of bigamy is expected to begin deciding his punishment.
A Texas appeals court has upheld the conviction of a follower of jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs.
A polygamist who’s in prison for sexual assault has been pestering South Dakota county officials with letters and boxes of books.
Prosecutors are asking a Texas judge to put off a bigamy trial for polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.
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.
A polygamist group leader convicted of child sexual assault is boycotting his sentencing hearing in Texas.
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.”
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.
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.
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.