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Sex Abuse Investigation Inside FLDS' Texas Compound
"...Christ of Latter-day Saints. A girl living in the FLDS' gated compound called officials to report she'd been sexually..."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

FLDS Fashions Turn Frowns Upside-Down
Since the raid on their West Texas ranch, plucky FLDS moms are making their way in the gentile world by selling their signature prairie-style clothing online
"...Nearly three months after the state raided the FLDS compound in Eldorado and took hundreds of kids into..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Hundreds of Children Removed From FLDS Compound
State officials descend on West Texas polygamist sect after allegations of abuse
"...reportedly got a tad tense on Saturday night after FLDS members initially refused to let investigators search for the..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

FLDS Sect Thriving in West Texas
Despite leader Warren Jeffs' legal woes, group's gated compound in Eldorado reportedly growing
"...prophet's legal turmoil hasn't stalled the work of the FLDS faithful inside the sect's gated compound in the West..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

More-Bizarre-Than-Usual FLDS Update
"Prophet" sued again; and West Texas crematorium rumors
"...Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS. According to The Salt Lake (City) Tribune, M.J. alleges..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

FLDS First Family Update
Warren Jeffs' nephew caught en route to Texas; possibly "The Prophet" is here?
"...Jon Krakauer snapped a picture of him at the FLDS compound in Eldorado, Texas, just south of San Angelo...."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Supreme Court Backs FLDS Mothers
Children reunite with parents in wake of Supremes' decision
"...signed off on an order releasing more than 400 FLDS children back to the custody of their parents...."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

State Seeks to Seize FLDS Compound
Abbott going after Jeffs' West Texas land
"...of the state by AG's investigator Marcos Martinez, the FLDS purchased the roughly 1,700-acre property known as the Yearning..."

Nov. 28, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

FLDS Hearings Turn on Ages of Mothers
Fallout from West Texas raid continues
"...this out and realize the urgency." But Rod Parker, FLDS' Utah attorney and current spokesman, says CPS is "deliberately..."

May 23, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Another Weird FLDS Update
Younger brother of fugitive polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs sentenced to three years probation and fined $2,500 for hindering law enforcement efforts to find his bro
"...authorities that he was a mere "messenger" for the FLDS, transporting the goods to a church bishop at the..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Last FLDS Custody Case Closed
Polygamist prophet's child bride is moving in with her aunt
"...last of more than 400 children removed from the FLDS' Eldorado ranch was ordered into permanent custody of her..."

July 30, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

FLDS Evidence in Dispute
Attorneys squabble over evidence taken during last spring's Yearning for Zion raid
"...set a trial date for the first of 12 FLDS men living at Yearning for Zion who are facing..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

More FLDS Woes for CPS
State Child Protective Services took more than 400 children into custody after the FLDS raid last summer; they’ve since dropped 415 of those cases
"...cases they initially said were necessary to protect the FLDS children. So far just one girl, a 14-year-old whom..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

FLDS Bride Says Attorney Should Shut Up
Daughter of polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs tells her attorney to "shut your mouth" and stop talking crap about her "spiritual" marriage
"...this summer to investigate possible criminal activity within the FLDS church. The grand jury has been out for the..."

July 21, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Warren's Woes: FLDS honcho's legal troubles mounting
Jailed polygamist prophet served with two new arrest warrants
"...Ariz., officials allege both marriages took place in the FLDS stronghold of Colorado City, Ariz. (Together with Hilldale, Utah,..."

July 20, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

FLDS' Jeffs to Stand Trial
"Prophet" accused of abetting rape by arranging and presiding over the 2001 "spiritual marriage" of a 14-year-girl and her 19-year-old first cousin
"...and her 19-year-old first cousin. (For more on the FLDS, see "Meet the New Neighbors," July 29, 2005.)..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

FLDS First Family Update
Federal grand jury in Denver indicts little bro of fugitive polygamist FLDS "prophet."
"...and letters to a church bishop inside the new FLDS compound in Eldorado, Texas, just south of San Angelo...."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

First Texas FLDS Member Sent to Jail
Raymond Jessop found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison
"...charge related to his "spiritual marriage" to an underage FLDS member, allegedly a daughter of the group's imprisoned prophet..."

Nov. 11, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Committee Considers FLDS Raid
Invited testimony today related to last year's raid in Eldorado
"...Safety and the Schleicher Co. Sheriff's Office raided the FLDS compound, claiming they'd received a call from a 16-year-old..."

April 14, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sixty Children Removed from FLDS Compound
"...officials to complain of sexual abuse happening inside the FLDS compound...."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

State Investigators Remove Children from FLDS' Texas Compound
"...still maintaining road blocks around the perimeter of the FLDS' so-called Yearning for Zion ranch, a gated compound on..."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Jane Doe No. 4 Testifies Against Polygamist Prophet Warren Jeffs
"...2004, when the prophet was spotted at the gated FLDS compound just outside the West Texas town of Eldorado,..."

Nov. 22, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Those Mothers!
High-court ruling favors mothers over the Lone Star State
"...The state has argued that the FLDS' religious beliefs alone constitute a danger that creates the..."

May 30, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

God's Work
Legal Problems of the FLDS
"...told anyone. Jeffs is seeking monetary damages from the FLDS' United Effort Plan trust...."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Meet the New Neighbors
A fugitive sect of Mormon polygamists is building a home – and an end-time temple – in the West Texas town of Eldorado
"...the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) – of which Allred is a member; the real..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Polygamist Prophet Update
FLDS leader Jeffs asks that rape-as-accomplice trial be moved; in different case, judge orders him to pay up
"...News, and that Jeffs' position as leader of the FLDS alone "does not provide sufficient probable cause to infer..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Polygamous Prophet Update
Court hears testimony of alleged victim of "spiritual marriage" arranged and presided over by Warren Jeffs
"...January 2004, when he was spotted at the gated FLDS compound just outside the West Texas town of Eldorado,..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Fundamentalist leader still hiding, while prosecutors try to tie the purse strings
"...Plan trust, which controls the estimated $100 million in FLDS members' assets – including most of the real property..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Jeffs Faces Justice
Polygamist sect leader will return to Utah
"...With Jeffs in jail, FLDS-watchers wonder who will take over the prophet top spot..."

Sept. 8, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Grand jury indicts West Texas compound leader on messin'-with-minor charges
"...Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), on two counts of sexual conduct with a minor,..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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