Warren Jeffs: Fallen Prophet
He was the "President and Prophet, Seer and Revelator"--the highest ranking official in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. As the leader of a radical polygamous sect, Jeffs led by example; among his 70 wives were his own stepmothers as well as teen and pre-teen girls. When called to account for allegedly arranging illegal marriages between his followers and underage girls, Jeffs fled, landing on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. Caught in a routine traffic stop, Jeffs began a five year journey through the judicial system. Today he is serving a life sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a pre-teen girl and 20 years for the sexual assault of a young teenager. But from his prison cell he's promised to cast doom upon America in a torrent of apocalyptic storms and earthquakes.
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Warren Jeffs was born in 1955, the 14th son of a high-ranking official of the FLDS. Born premature, his family thought he was destined for greatness.
The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a religious community that exists on the fringe of the rest of society. The leaders of the church control the community-- as well as the money and property its members.