August 29, 2006

Polygamy Cult Leader Warren Jeffs Captured!

by @ 10:55 pm. Filed under Nuts on Parade

One less nut running the streets.

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs held in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Fugitive polygamist sect leader Warren Steed Jeffs, one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted men, was arrested after a routine traffic stop near Las Vegas, traveling with $50,000 in cash, 15 cell phones and three wigs, authorities said on Tuesday.

Jeffs, 50, considered a prophet by his estimated 10,000 followers, was jailed on warrants accusing him of sexual assault and other misconduct on minors in Arizona, and as an accomplice to rape in Utah, the FBI and state law enforcement officials said.

“Now he’s going to be held accountable,” Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said of Jeffs’ arrest. “Nobody is above the law.”

Jeffs, feared as a tyrant by many former members of his sect, is accused of arranging marriages between older men and underage girls in a community that is closed to outsiders. Young men and boys are often forced out to ensure a supply of young brides for male elders.

The sect, long based in an enclave on the twin border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, split from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when the mainstream Mormon Church banned polygamy more than a century ago.

No weapons were found in their SUV. But authorities seized at least $54,000 in cash, 15 cell phones, four portable radios, four laptop computers, three wigs, a collection of sunglasses, a police scanner, a GPS device and a duffel bag believed to contain additional cash, Lewis said. They also found numerous merchandise gift cards worth about $10,000.

Hopefully some more in this bunch who prey on young girls will also be caught and all put under a jail!

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The Polygamists are Coming!

One Response to “Polygamy Cult Leader Warren Jeffs Captured!”

  1. liberalism is a mental disorder Says:

    The thing that scares me is that this man is going to be defended by the “free love” apologists and most likely, somewhere along the line, the ACLU will get involved because they love pedophiles.

    Every group of people have their zealots….Mormons happen to have this guy.

    Blessings to you brother.

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