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Photos show Jeffs kissing underage girls

Photos show Jeffs kissing underage girls

SAN ANGELO, Texas, May 28 (UPI) -- Texas officials have introduced pictures of polygamist Warren Jeffs kissing young girls as evidence in the battle over 400 children taken from Jeffs' group.

FLDS reportedly buying land in Colo.

DENVER, May 16 (UPI) -- Members of a polygamist sect have been acquiring property in a rural part of Colorado, a county sheriff said.

Teen bride's book could delay trial

ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 16 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the Utah man facing trial for marrying his first cousin while she was a juvenile says a book by the defendant's ex-wife threatens the proceedings.

Texas begins moving FLDS kids into care

SAN ANGELO, Texas, April 24 (UPI) -- Texas authorities began moving children removed from a polygamist ranch into foster care Thursday, taking them away from their mothers.

Judge turns down Jeffs' bid for new trial

ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 24 (UPI) -- A judge in Utah Thursday refused to grant polygamist leader Warren Jeffs' motion for a new trial.

183 people removed from polygamist ranch

ELDORADO, Texas, April 5 (UPI) -- A total of 183 people, including 137 children, have been removed from a Texas ranch occupied by followers of a polygamist sect, authorities say.

Child safety checked at religious retreat

EL DORADO, Texas, April 4 (UPI) -- Texas welfare investigators have sealed off a secretive religious retreat near El Dorado to see whether any children are in danger.

Warren Jeffs appears in Arizona court

KINGMAN, Ariz., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Warren Jeffs, leader of a fundamentalist Mormon sect, pleaded not guilty in Arizona to charges that he arranged marriages between teenagers and adult men.

Warren Jeffs to face trial in Arizona

KINGMAN, Ariz., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona authorities said Utah officials have handed over polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs for trial on charges of organizing marriages of teenage girls.

Polygamist leader seeks new trial

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, imprisoned as an accomplice in the rape of a teenage congregation member, is asking a Utah judge for a new trial.

Polygamist leader's sentence is 5-to-life

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Warren Jeffs, the leader of a polygamous sect, was sentenced to two consecutive 5 years-to-life terms in Utah for forcing a 14-year-old girl into marriage.

Warren Jeffs' sentence questioned

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Lawyers for polygamist leader Warren Jeffs have filed a motion asking a St. George, Utah, judge to overturn a recent rape-as-an-accomplice conviction.

Report: Polygamist Jeffs attempted suicide

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Warren Jeffs, the head of a polygamist sect in Utah, unsuccessfully attempted to kill himself while incarcerated in January, a report said.

Jailed polygamist renounces prophet role

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The imprisoned leader of a polygamous sect in Utah renounced his prophet role because of immoral acts he committed during his youth, a court document said.

Court asked to unseal Jeffs statements

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A Utah judge has agreed to hear a request to unseal jailhouse statements made by Warren Jeffs, the leader of a polygamy sect.
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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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