Two communities dominated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its jailed leader Warren Jeffs have been sued by the federal government for alleged religious discrimination against citizens who don't belong to the polygamous sect.
A Texas judge denied the appeal of fundamentalist sect leader Warren Jeffs on Thursday, the same day a jury considered testimony to determine how to sentence a key figure in his church after his own bigamy conviction.
A long-time follower of a jailed polygamist sect leader says he has been ex-communicated after admitting to having sex with his wife -- a violation of an order that Warren Jeffs apparently issued from behind bars.
One of the 78 wives of jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs left the Arizona community of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week and is receiving medical treatment at a shelter, authorities said.
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is not only running the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but he has also ousted at least 45 high-ranking members he considered a threat to his leadership, two well-placed sources tell CNN.
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is once again running the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- this time from a jail cell, sources tell CNN.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs will stay in a Utah jail for at least two more months after his attorneys objected to his signing an extradition waiver in a Utah court Tuesday.
A polygamist sect member arrested following last year's raid of a west Texas ranch was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting an underage girl, authorities said.
A polygamist sect member arrested following last year's raid of a west Texas ranch was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting an underage girl with whom he had entered into a "spiritual" marriage, the state's attorney general said.
A polygamist sect is planning an event today to mark the first anniversary of a raid in which more than 400 children were removed from its Texas ranch.
Nearly a year after the raid on its compound, the mysterious sect opens its doors to PEOPLE
A top member of a Texas polygamist sect and the group's spokesman have been subpoenaed and are scheduled for court depositions Friday and Monday, according to court officials.
Two leaders of a Canadian polygamist sect were arrested Wednesday and charged with polygamy in what could be a landmark case, said Wally Oppal, attorney general of British Columbia.
Texas child welfare officials have asked a judge to order a teenage member of a polygamous sect to let them take DNA from her infant so they can determine the father's identity, according to court documents filed in the case.
A Texas grand jury indicted three more members of a polygamist sect that was raided in April, a Schleicher County official told CNN on Thursday.
Texas child welfare officials on Tuesday asked a court to order foster care for eight children at a polygamous compound, saying their mothers have refused to limit the children's contact with men suspected of being involved in underage marriages.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was taken from jail in Arizona to a Las Vegas hospital after he was found weak, feverish and "convulsive" in his cell, a jail official said Wednesday
Gov. Rick Perry hinted Thursday that members of a polygamist sect whose children were recently returned amid a botched sex-abuse investigation should pack their bags, a newspaper reported
Affiliate KXAN talks to members of a polygamist sect who were reunited with their children.
A teenage girl removed from a polygamist sect's compound can be released to her guardian, a judge ruled, as long as she's kept away from a person accused of abusing her, and from her father, sect leader Warren Jeffs.
Children are being returned to FLDS families, with conditions. Susan Roesgen reports.
British Columbia's attorney general has ordered a third investigation into the Canadian branch of a polygamous sect -- even though the first two such efforts failed over questions about whether polygamy is illegal in Canada.
Parents' hopes of quick reunions with more than 400 children removed from a polygamist sect's ranch were dashed Friday after their attorneys and a judge clashed
More than 400 children removed from a polygamist sect's ranch will be returned to their parents beginning Monday, Texas officials chastened by a state Supreme Court ruling said Friday
Pictures showing the leader of a polygamist sect kissing a girl who appears to be a minor have been introduced into evidence in the legal battle over the seizure of more than 400 children from the sect's Texas ranch.
Members of a polygamist sect whose children were removed by Texas authorities could flee the state if a lower court ruling stands, according to lawyers for the state.
An attorney for the polygamist sect says the court ruling is a 'great day for the families' in the state of Texas.
A court ruled that Texas had no right to remove children from a polygamist sect's ranch. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
The state of Texas should not have removed children from a polygamist sect's ranch because it didn't prove that they were in "imminent danger," an appeals court ruled Thursday.
Texas Child Protective Services workers were turned back from a polygamist sect's ranch Wednesday when they tried to investigate reports that some children remained at the compound, a lawyer for the sect said.
CNN's David Mattingly reports on the beginning of child custody hearings for polygamist families in Texas.
Child welfare officials have said in the opening days of individual custody hearings for members of a polygamist sect that at least eight mothers once held in state custody as minors were actually adults
Child welfare officials have said in custody hearings for a Texas polygamist sect that at least eight mothers once held in state custody as minors were actually adults
Two children of jailed "prophet" Warren Steed Jeffs are among the hundreds of children removed from a polygamist ranch by child welfare authorities, court officials said Monday.
An elder of a polygamist sect has sent a letter to the White House decrying what he calls "terrorist acts" that have separated the sect's children from their parents.
In the secretive, illegal world of American polygamy, life has been good to 67-year-old Wendell Loy Nielsen of Eldorado, Texas.
Dr. Phil McGraw joined "Larry King Live" on Thursday where he talked about some of the stories in the news. He touched on topics ranging from the removal of children from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sect to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright to the Austrian family affected by incest.
It took an extraordinary event -- the state's seizure of more than 400 children -- for the polygamist Mormon sect to open its gates to outsiders after decades of seclusion.
An attorney for the FLDS says the State of Texas acted unlawfully against the children of the polygamous sect.
Sheriff David Doran said the investigation into an alleged polygamist sect moved slowly to preserve the group's civil rights.
A Texas appeals court on Thursday agreed to hear arguments that hundreds of children the state took from a polygamist compound should be allowed to see their mothers
One of the telephone numbers used to report claims of abuse at a polygamist sect's Texas ranch was previously associated with a Colorado woman whom authorities have named a "person of interest," a court document says.
CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on the possible hoax that led to the Texas polygamist raid.
About 100 of the 437 children taken from a polygamist sect's Texas ranch amid allegations of sexual abuse were moved Tuesday to foster homes, the Texas Department of Health and Family Services said.
Some of the children that were taken from a Texas compound wave as they are taken away from the San Angelo Coliseum.
Marleigh Meisner with Texas Child Protective Services discusses plans for children taken from a polygamist ranch.
A judge rules that the children removed from a Texas polygamist ranch will stay in state custody.
Hundreds of children who were taken from a polygamist ranch by Texas child welfare authorities will remain in state custody, a judge ruled Friday night.
A Colorado woman is being pursued as a "person of interest" in connection with phone calls that triggered the raid of a Texas polygamist ranch, authorities said Friday.
Long after she escaped a polygamist Colorado City, Arizona, community in 1986, Flora Jessop found another way to escape: cocaine.
Flora Jessop talked about how she escaped a religious cult and helped other girls do the same.
A custody hearing scheduled to begin Thursday morning will decide the fate of more than 400 children taken from a polygamist sect's ranch in central Texas amid allegations of abuse.
The 416 children who once led cloistered lives on their church's ranch outside a tiny town in West Texas have spent the past two weeks sleeping on cots, shuffled from shelter to shelter
Kathleen, an FLDS member, tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that her children and grandchild were taken and she wants them back.
About two dozen adolescent boys taken from a polygamist ranch were moved Monday afternoon to temporary foster placement outside the San Angelo, Texas, area, authorities said Tuesday.
Texas removed more than 400 children from a polygamist ranch. Now the state has to figure out their future
A group of women from a polygamist sect's Texas ranch returned to the compound Monday after authorities separated them from the 400-plus children now in state custody.
A teen who made a call that sparked an investigation at a polygamist ranch is thought among those removed by officials.
Panelists discuss challenges women and children raised in a polygamist society face when they enter the secular world.
A man guarding a gate at the polygamist compound in west Texas speaks briefly with reporters.
A 16-year-old girl in Arizona has alleged sexual abuse in a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints community, sources in Arizona told CNN Friday.
Nearly 60 men surrounding the temple of a polygamist sect in Texas dropped to their knees, prayed and wept openly -- but never violently resisted -- as law enforcement officers raided the building they hold sacred.
A monument stands in a park in the twin cities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, commemorating the 263 children taken from their families during a predawn polygamy raid in 1953.
Polygamist families from a town raided in 1953 react to this week's Texas raid. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports from Arizona.
The 16-year-old girl whose phone calls led to a raid on a polygamist compound in Texas identified Dale Evans Barlow as the man who she said beat, choked and sexually assaulted her after their "spiritual marriage," according to a court document unsealed Wednesday.
Lawyers for a polygamist sect that is the subject of a massive child-abuse investigation argued in court Wednesday that although its members' multiple marriages and cloistered ways may be unusual, they have a right to their faith and privacy
Tipped that girls as young as 13 were being forced to enter "spiritual marriages," have sex and bear children, Texas officials raided an isolated polygamist retreat in West Texas, according to court documents released Tuesday.
A woman who escaped a FLDS compound describes the strict lifestyle.
Residents of Eldorado, Texas, react to the news that more than 200 people have been removed from a polygamist compound.
More than 200 women and children have been removed from a Texas ranch that's home to members of a polygamist sect, but authorities have not identified the girl who called them with allegations of abuse.
A member of Warren Jeff's fundamentalist cult, Jessop talks about escaping a brutal life, what it was like being one wife of many, and why she stayed as long as she did
Jurors in the trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs started deliberating all over again Tuesday with a new panelist after signaling earlier that they were close to a verdict.
Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a polygamous sect, moved to this remote part of the desert to get out of the spotlight. But the harsh glare of public scrutiny is all they've been getting lately.
A prosecutor urged jurors Friday to find polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs guilty of being an accomplice to rape, saying "No means no."
Followers of polygamist "prophet" Warren Jeffs began testifying in his defense Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case in the sect leader's rape-accomplice trial.
A former follower of a polygamous sect leader claims she was acting to preserve her eternal salvation when she obeyed his command and married her cousin at age 14
Impaneling a jury to hear the highly publicized rape case against a polygamous sect leader could prove difficult, some observers and legal experts say
After 115 days on the FBI's most wanted list and a year in solitary confinement in a jail called Purgatory, the leader of the nation's largest polygamist sect is going on trial in St. George, Utah.
Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against a former police officer in the polygamist communities of Colorado City and neighboring Hildale, Utah, before his trial was scheduled to get underway next week.
A paper license tag, a salad and stories that didn't make sense pricked the suspicions of a state trooper who stopped the car of a wanted fugitive polygamist in Las Vegas.
An Arizona judge has sentenced a polygamist to 45 days in county jail for having sex with a teenager he took as his third wife.