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Jeffs to be in protective solitary

PALESTINE, Texas, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Polygamist sect leader and convicted child rapist Warren Jeffs, 55, will be jailed in solitary for his own protection, Texas officials said Tuesday.
Sect leader Warren Jeffs gets life in prison

Sect leader Warren Jeffs gets life in prison

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A Texas jury Tuesday sentenced polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs to life in prison for sex with underage girls he called "wives."

Tapes heard in Jeffs trial penalty phase

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors presented more audio evidence to jurors Monday in the penalty phase of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs' child sex assault trial in Texas.

More witnesses pending in Jeffs trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say they will present more witnesses when the penalty phase of polygamous leader Warren Jeffs' trial resumes in Texas.
Jeffs guilty of sexually assaulting girls

Jeffs guilty of sexually assaulting girls

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A Texas jury Thursday found polygamist leader Warren Jeffs guilty of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and 15, he had taken as plural wives.
Polygamist Jeffs says he's persecuted

Polygamist Jeffs says he's persecuted

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said in his opening statement Wednesday his child sexual assault trial in Texas amounts to persecution.
Expert says Jeffs never legally wed girls

Expert says Jeffs never legally wed girls

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Texas family law expert testified Tuesday that polygamist Warren Jeffs was not legally married to his underage so-called wives.
Jeffs says God ordered judge to quit

Jeffs says God ordered judge to quit

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Polygamist Warren Jeffs began the sixth day of his trial in San Angelo, Texas, Monday by demanding the judge step down on instructions from God.
Warren Jeffs acts as own lawyer at trial

Warren Jeffs acts as own lawyer at trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 28 (UPI) -- Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was allowed Thursday to handle his own defense in a Texas trial and then made no opening statement.

Evidence at issue in polygamist's trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 27 (UPI) -- The trial of polygamist patriarch Warren Jeffs resumed in San Angelo, Texas, Wednesday with the judge hearing a defense bid to suppress evidence.
Jury selected for Jeffs trial

Jury selected for Jeffs trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 26 (UPI) -- Jury selection was completed Tuesday in the child sexual assault trial of polygamist Warren Jeffs in San Angelo, Texas.
Potential jurors queried for Jeffs trial

Potential jurors queried for Jeffs trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 25 (UPI) -- The process of picking jurors to hear the child sexual assault trial of polygamist Warren Jeffs began Monday in San Angelo, Texas.
Polygamist leader loses motion on judge

Polygamist leader loses motion on judge

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 19 (UPI) -- Lawyers for polygamist leader Warren Jeffs lost another bid Tuesday to remove the judge set to preside over his Texas trial.
Half-brother sues polygamist leader

Half-brother sues polygamist leader

ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 13 (UPI) -- A half-brother of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has filed a Utah lawsuit saying he fears his teenage daughters will be forced into polygamous marriages.
Jailed leader resumes control of church

Jailed leader resumes control of church

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Polygamist Warren Jeffs has retaken control of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from a Texas jail cell, former church members say.
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Warren Steed Jeffs, the fugitive leader of a polygamist Mormon sect and one of the FBI's 10 most wanted, was arrested in a traffic stop outside Las Vegas, the Nevada Highway Patrol said on August 29, 2006. (UPI Photo/FBI/HO)
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Warren Steed Jeffs (born December 3, 1955) is the president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church). In 2011 Jeffs was convicted of two felony counts of child sexual assault.

Jeffs gained international notoriety in May 2006 when he was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on Utah state charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages between his adult male followers and underage girls. He was arrested in August 2006 in Nevada, and agreed to be taken to Utah for trial. In May and July 2007 the State of Arizona charged him with eight additional counts, including sexual conduct with minors and incest, in two separate cases.

His Utah trial, which began early in September 2007 in St. George, Utah, lasted less than a month, and on September 25 the verdict was read declaring him guilty of two counts of rape as an accomplice. On November 20, 2007 he was sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years to life and began serving his sentence at the Utah State Prison. Jeffs' conviction was reversed by Utah's Supreme Court on July 27, 2010 because of incorrect jury instructions.

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