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  • ** FILE ** Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Shawn Baxter waits to advise the media at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, Thursday, April 17, 2014, near Eldorado, Texas. State agents have seized the property, which belonged to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.  (AP Photo/San Angelo Standard-Times, Jennifer Rios)

    Texas seizes polygamist Warren Jeffs' 1,600-acre ranch

    Texas law authorities seized polygamist Warren Jeffs' 1,600-acre ranch, ordering the handful of sect members who still lived at the property to pack up their belongings and leave.

  • Texas Department of Public Safety cars idle along a road on the Yearning for Zion Ranch, Thursday, April 17, 2014, near Eldorado, Texas. State agents have seized the property, which belonged to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations. The group's leader, Warren Jeffs, is serving life in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he took as child brides. The state sought to seize the property over allegations of mismanagement by Jeffs. (AP Photo/San Angelo Standard-Times, Jennifer Rios)

    Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

    The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

  • 5th District Court Judge James L. Shumate, center, asks a question of attorney Rodney Parker, right, who represents Lynda Peine, and attorney Roger Hoole, left who represents Lorin Holm, an exiled member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, during a custody hearing between Holm and Peine, who still belongs to the FLDS Church in 5th District Court in St. George, Utah Thursday, March 27, 2014. Holm's attorney has argued that Peine should be denied custody due to the possible influence that Warren Jeffs, who was sentenced to life in prison by a Texas court in 2011 for sexually assaulting two underage girls whom he had taken as spiritual wives, might have over their children. (AP Photo/The Spectrum & Daily News,  Jud Burkett, Pool)

    Exile from polygamous sect gets custody of kids

    A Utah judge has awarded an exiled member of Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect sole custody of children who were being raised by his wives who remain members of the religion.

  • FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011, file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in Huntsville, Texas. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says Jeffs is no longer hospitalized and has been returned to prison in East Texas. Agency spokesman Robert Hurst confirmed Thursday, March 27, 2014, that Jeffs was discharged from Hospital Galveston, a TDCJ facility southeast of Houston. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)

    Polygamist sect leader Jeffs out of hospital

    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is no longer hospitalized and has been returned to prison in East Texas.

  • Lorin Holm, left, looks on as his ex-wife, Linda Peine testifies in 5th District Court in St. George, Utah, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, during a hearing in which Holm is seeking custody of the couple's minor children due to Peine's status as a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Holm's was recently granted visitation with his children, more than a year after his family fractured when he was kicked out of the polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs. (AP Photo/The Spectrum & Daily News, Jud Burkett, Pool)

    Exile from polygamous sect wants custody of kids

    A polygamist mother on trial in a fight to keep custody of her children defended her decision to remain a faithful follower of her jailed leader, Warren Jeffs.

  • File - In this Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs, left, arrives at the Tom Green County Courthouse escorted by a law enforcement officer in San Angelo, Texas. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Robert Hurst said Jeffs is in stable condition, Monday, March 17, 2014, at a Galveston hospital. Hurst says Jeffs was admitted March 11, for treatment of a condition that's not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Polygamist sect leader Jeffs hospitalized in Texas

    Warren Jeffs, the leader of a polygamist sect who's serving a life sentence in prison, was hospitalized for a medical condition that authorities say is not life-threatening.

  • ** FILE ** Warren Jeffs (center) is taken into the side entrance of the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/San Angelo Standard-Times)

    Polygamist sect leader Jeffs expected to recover

    Warren Jeffs, who said he had been fasting since he was sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting underage girls, has been sedated and is responsive Tuesday, a Texas prison official said.

  • ** FILE ** Warren Jeffs (center) is taken into the side entrance of the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/San Angelo Standard-Times)

    Convicted polygamist leader Jeffs hospitalized in Texas

    Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after telling corrections officers he's fasted in the weeks since receiving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage followers he took as spiritual brides, a prison official said.

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Convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is escorted into the courthouse in San Angelo, Texas, on Tuesday for sentencing. He received life in prison and a consecutive 20-year term.

    Life in prison for polygamist leader Jeffs

    Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting an underage follower he took as a bride in what his church deemed a "spiritual marriage."

  • ** FILE ** Warren Jeffs (center) is taken into the side entrance of the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/San Angelo Standard-Times)

    Polygamist heard on tape training girls for sex

    Softly telling five girls to "set aside all your inhibitions," convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was heard Monday giving his child brides instructions on how to please him sexually during a graphic 10-minute tape played for a Texas jury.

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Warren Jeffs (right) is escorted into a San Angelo, Texas, courthouse Thursday. The jury convicted Jeffs, head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of child sexual assault.

    Polygamist leader found guilty of child sexual assault

    A Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault Thursday in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls "spiritual marriages."

  • Polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs sits in the back of a sheriff's vehicle as he is escorted away from the Tom Green County Courthouse Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, in San Angelo, Texas. Jeffs gave a delayed opening statement about religious persecution Wednesday and dramatically slowed down his trial, where he is defending himself on charges of sexually abusing underage girls. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Polygamist leader's Texas trial goes to jury

    The child sexual assault case against Warren Jeffs was in the hands of a Texas jury Thursday, after the polygamist leader stood mostly mute for his closing argument.

  • Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs arrives at the Tom Green County Courthouse on Monday in San Angelo, Texas, where jury selection is scheduled to begin. Mr. Jeffs is accused of sexual assaulting two girls, one younger than 17 and one younger than 14. The charges against him include aggravated sexual assault of a child, which is punishable by up to 99 years to life in prison.

    Jury selection starts in sexual-assault trial of polygamist leader

    The first hint of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs' defense came Monday when his attorney said his right to freedom of religion was trampled by Texas prosecutors, who claim he sexually assaulted two underage girls after manipulating them into "spiritual marriages."

  • Warren Jeffs was "deprived ... of the fair trial to which all are entitled under our laws," a justice wrote in the unanimous decision. (Associated Press)

    Utah court reverses polygamist's convictions

    Warren Jeffs, the leader of a breakaway Mormon sect that practices polygamy, had his convictions for participating in child rape reversed by the Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday, but he will remain in prison until he is handed over to Texas authorities to face similar charges in that state.

  • ** FILE ** Warren Jeffs

    Utah court reverses polygamist leader's convictions

    The Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed the convictions of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and ordered a new trial, saying a jury received incorrect instructions before considering his role in the 2001 nuptials of a 14-year-old girl to her 19-year-old cousin.

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  • FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs admits that he is not and never was a prophet is played during a custody hearing between Peine and her ex-husband, Lorin Holm, who was excommunicated from the church, in 5th District Court in St. George, Utah Thursday

  • FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs admits that he is not and never was a prophet during a custody hearing between Holm and his two ex-wives who still belong to the FLDS Church in 5th District Court in St. George, Utah Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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