Warren Jeffs Ranch Seized by Authorities in Texas

Image: Warren Jeffs Ranch Seized by Authorities in Texas Warren Jeffs' Ranch, left, and Warren Jeffs.

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 03:33 PM

By Angela Deines

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The ranch near Eldorado, Texas, owned by polygamist Warren Jeffs has been seized by state authorities.

"Law enforcement personnel are working with the occupants of the ranch to take all reasonable actions to assist with their departure of the property, to preserve the property, and to successfully execute the court order," the Texas Department of Public Safety said, CNN reported.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Legal proceedings started in 2012 when the Texas Attorney General’s office attempted to seize the property. The forfeiture of the ranch became final earlier this year.

KLST-TV in San Angelo, Texas, reported several members of Jeffs’ sect were seen removing items from the ranch on Thursday.

Eight adults are reported to live on the 1,600-acre ranch in west-central Texas where authorities said nearly 480 children were sexually abused by Jeffs, 58, and others over several years. Jeffs is serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and 15.

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints openly practices polygamy on Jeffs’ Yearning for Zion Ranch. Members of the church have denied allegations of sexual abuse despite reports that young girls have been forced into marriages to much older men.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Tapeworm in Brain of Man for 4 Years Removed by Surgeons

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:33 PM

A tapeworm that not only lived in a man's brain for four years but traveled from one side of the brain to the other has  . . .

Window Washer's 11-Story Fall Ends Atop Car - He Survived!

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:14 PM

A window washer survived with critical injuries after falling 11 stories from the roof of a San Francisco bank building  . . .

Georgia O'Keefe $44 Million Painting Most for Woman Artist

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 16:49 PM

A new world auction record for women artists was set when a painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for m . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved