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Polygamist Cult Leader Lyle Jeffs Caught by FBI After a Year on the Run

Jeffs, a bishop in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, had escaped after being arrested for alleged food-stamp fraud last year.
Allie Conti
6.15.17
polygamy

Polygamist Parents Have Been Convicted of Child Trafficking in Canada

For the first time, members of the country's most notorious polygamist colony were found guilty of taking their 13-year-old daughter to the US for sexual purposes.
Sarah Berman
2.4.17
News

Why I Left a Polygamist Colony but Stayed in My Plural Marriage

With British Columbia polygamists on trial, we spoke to a woman who left the church but fought to keep her family together.
Sarah Berman
12.11.16
Photo

The Women Changing Canada's Most Infamous Polygamist Colony from the Inside

Bountiful, British Columbia, has been in the news for an ongoing child trafficking trial, but the fundamentalist Mormon settlement is also home to a small group of women leaders who defy stereotypes.
Sarah Berman, Photos by Jackie Dives
12.5.16
Religion

'I'm a Person, and I Deserve More': What It's Like to Escape a Polygamous Cult

In Utah, members of the Kingston Clan blend into contemporary society—but the Mormon group openly practices polygamy and incest and exploits its members financially. We spoke to former members to uncover what it's like to grow up in the religious sect...
Molly Oswaks
9.21.16
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What Life Is Like After Leaving a Notorious Mormon Polygamist Sect

VICE meets three young women who explain why they left Warren Jeffs's Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and talk about the struggle to build a new life.
VICE Staff
9.1.16
News

The Long Search for the Missing Child Brides of a Mormon Polygamist Sect

Inside the investigation into the cross-border pipeline used to transport the underage wives of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs.
Nate Carlisle
8.30.16
crime

Polygamist Cult Leader Used Olive Oil to Slip Away from FBI, Police Say

FLDS cult leader Lyle Jeffs escaped from house arrest last month; according to police, he may have gotten away with the help of a popular cooking agent.
Kimberly Lawson
7.12.16
crime

Leader of Polygamist FLDS Cult Has Escaped House Arrest in Utah

Even though prosecutors argued that the cult elder, Lyle Jeffs, was a flight risk, a Salt Lake City judge allowed him to be confined under house arrest.
Candace Bryan
6.21.16
MORMONS

Inside the Lawsuits that Could Finally Take Down the FLDS Mormon Cult

Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have been accused of a host of offenses over the years—including sexual assault, religious discrimination, and fraud. Two lawsuits brought to court this year could finally...
Molly Oswaks
5.10.16
Religion

Tiny Tombstones: Inside the FLDS Graveyard for Babies Born from Incest

In the polygamist cult of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, cousins were encouraged to marry in order to preserve certain bloodlines. Years of inbreeding have resulted in children born with serious birth defects.
Molly Oswaks
3.9.16
News

Inside the Food Stamp Scandal That Could Be the Downfall of the FLDS Church

We spoke to a woman who escaped the polygamist Mormon cult about the church's alleged welfare fraud currently under investigation by the FBI.
Molly Oswaks
2.25.16
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