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RELEASE Feds to Raid Jeffs’s Polygamist Ranch Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File / AP Photo

Feds to Raid Jeffs’s Polygamist Ranch

It's about time. The Texas attorney general's office is attempting to take ownership of Warren Jeffs's polygamist ranch in Eldorado, where prosecutors claim the convicted sect leader sexually assaulted children. State child-welfare workers initially raided the Yearning for Zion ranch in 2008, but after a lengthy court battle, the 400 children whom they had removed due to suspected sexual abuse were returned. Nine men, including Jeffs, were ultimately convicted of sexual assault and bigamy. A judge will determine whether the state can seize control of the property, a decision that hinges on proving the ranch was used to "commit or facilitate" crimes.

November 28, 2012 1:06 PM