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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

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

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

A Polygamist Cult Has Been Running a Major Food Stamp Scam

Leaders of a polygamous community there were among eleven people charged with food-stamp fraud and money laundering.
Alex Swerdloff

In the Fundamentalist Mormon Church Rape Is the Only Path to Childbirth

We spoke to a law professor who conducted in-depth interviews with FLDS survivors about the abuses women face in the church. These include the "seed bearer" ritual, in which only chosen men are permitted to have sex with the cult's women.
Gabby Bess

Komplaint Dept. - Manson vs. Mormon, and the Brides of Frankenstein

What's the connection between the Mormon Church's founder, Joseph Smith, and the geriatric but still notorious and imprisoned Charles Manson? There are lots of them.
Bob Nickas and Alissa Bennett