AKA Warren Steed Jeffs
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Head of FLDS polygamist clan
Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, currently facing charges including bigamy and sexual assault. Inherited leadership of the polygamist sect from his father, Rulon Jeffs, after the old man's death in 2002. What happened next was revealed in an anonymous letter:
Remember Uncle Rulon died on Sunday, dissolving the First Presidency. Warren was still only an elder. The following day, at Monday morning meeting, Uncle Warren, besides giving us details on the passing of Uncle Rulon, made this statement. "I won't say much, but I will say this, Hands off my father's wives." Speaking to the newly bereaved widows, he said, "You women will live as if father is still alive and in the next room." I remember thinking to myself, "Who in the world, at a time like this, would be lusting after Uncle Rulon's wives?" The thought sickened me.
This was said on Monday. By that Friday, Warren moved in on those women so fast, and with such finesse, that only two of his "mothers" had enough fortitude to stand up against him. Those stunned women, who had sincerely believed that their husband and prophet would live 350 years and give them children, went through the shock of losing their husband to death, seeing him buried, Warren proclaiming himself prophet quickly thereafter and then immediately receiving revelation to marry those women "found worthy of him" in secret ceremonies.
Before committing that kind of sin before the eyes of God, one of his mothers, seeing the futility of fighting him off, bravely fled the compound and left the community at a run. Another of Warren's young "mothers" flatly refused to go along with the marriage. She was sent back to live with her father and told she would live the rest of her life out without ever being married.
Father: Rulon T. Jeffs (dec. 8-Sep-2002)
Brother: Blaine Balmforth Jeffs
Brother: Leslie Balmforth Jeffs
Brother: Nephi Jeffs
Brother: Seth Steed Jeffs
Brother: Isaac Steed Jeffs
Brother: Ward Jeffs (half brother)
Wife: Naomi Jeffs
FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives added May-2006
Battery Lawsuit filed by nephew Brent Jeffs (Jul-2004)
Child Molestation Lawsuit filed by nephew Brent Jeffs (Jul-2004)
Conspiracy Lawsuit filed by nephew Brent Jeffs (Jul-2004)
Fraud Lawsuit filed by nephew Brent Jeffs (Jul-2004)
Sodomy Lawsuit filed by nephew Brent Jeffs (Jul-2004)
Child Molestation indicted, two counts (9-Jun-2005), convicted
Conspiracy indicted (9-Jun-2005)
Rape Guilty on two charges, accomplice to rape (2007) overturned 2010
Sexual Assault (2010)
Hunger Strike (Jul-2009)
Risk Factors: Homophobia
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