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Report: Warren Jeffs, in prison, bans sex

Dec. 31, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A follower of Warren Jeffs said the polygamous church leader ordered his followers not to have sex while he is in a Texas prison.

The member said he was excommunicated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for having sex with his wife, CNN reported. The man has asked that his name not be used.

Jeffs was sentenced to life plus 20 years in Texas for the aggravated sexual assault of two "spiritual wives," one 12 and the other 15.

KSL-TV, a CNN affiliate in Salt Lake City, reported Jeffs has issued a series of edicts to his followers that include bans on ATVs and many children's toys like bicycles and trampolines. Jeffs has communicated directly with his followers by telephone as well as through his brother, Lytle.

Texas officials are trying to determine if Jeffs has abused prison phone privileges.

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