Jeffs’s Wife Flees Compound

    ST. GEORGE, UT - SEPTEMBER 25:  Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, an accused polygamist and head of the breakaway Mormon sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is being charged on two counts as an accomplice rape, related to the alleged coercion in the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old and a 19-year-old in 2001. The jury is still in deliberations after a juror was excused and replaced by an alternate.  (Photo by Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Warren Jeffs

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    One of the wives of polygamist Warren Jeffs was found earlier this week after fleeing the compound and is currently undergoing treatment at a woman’s shelter. Jeffs is currently serving a life sentence for sexual assault of a child. The 25-year-old woman, one of Jeffs’s 86 wives, was reportedly barefoot when she was found along the Utah-Arizona border. Until his recent conviction, Jeffs had been the head of a sect of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located on a famously reclusive compound in Colorado City, Ariz.

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