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15 Horrifying True Facts About Warren Jeffs

Updated 28 Aug 2020 1.1m views15 items

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is an offshoot of the LDS church - commonly known as the Mormon church. Warren Jeffs is the infamous president and “Prophet” of the FLDS, notorious for its polygamy and child brides. In addition to the FLDS’s Texas compound - the Yearning for Zion ranch - sects were also based in Utah and Arizona.

In 2006, the FBI was suspicious of Prophet Jeffs, who they believed was arranging marriages involving underage girls. Authorities failed to convict him as an accessory to rape in 2007. In 2008, Texas authorities raided Jeffs’s compound. Investigators garnered enough evidence to convict Jeffs on aggravated and sexual assault charges, and in 2011, the courts sentenced the Prophet to life plus 20 years in prison. Subsequently, filmmakers released five documentaries about the FLDS and Jeffs’s misconduct as the organization’s leader.
 

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