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The False Prophet, Warren Jeffs

On August 28, 2006, a highway patrol officer arrested Mormon polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs during a traffic stop in Nevada. Jeffs, a self-proclaimed prophet, was on the run from charges of rape by accomplice after being accused of sanctioning arranged marriages with children, pedophilia, incest, and child slavery.

Today in Crime History: Polygamist Sect Leader Warren Jeffs Arrested

On August 28, 2006, a highway patrol officer arrested Mormon polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs during a traffic stop in Nevada. Jeffs, a self-proclaimed prophet, was on the run from charges of rape by accomplice after being accused of arranging marriages between adult men and underage girls.

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