posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 10:01 AM
Warren Steed Jeffs, leader of a polygamist sect, who was wanted by the FBI, on suspicion of sexual misconduct has been captured in southern Nevada.
Jeffs allegedly has been arranging marriages between underage girls and older men.
Warren Steed Jeffs, 50, was taken into custody after he and two other people were pulled over late Monday by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on
Interstate 15 just north of Las Vegas, FBI spokesman David Staretz said.
The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was wanted in Utah and Arizona on suspicion of sexual misconduct for
allegedly arranging marriages between underage girls and older men.
Since May, Jeffs has been on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, with a $100,000 reward offered for information leading to his capture.
Jeffs was indicted in June on an Arizona charge of arranging a marriage between a 16-year-old girl and a married man, and unlawful flight to avoid
He is charged in Utah with two felony counts of rape as an accomplice, for allegedly arranging the marriage of a teenage girl to an older man in
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I am glad to see this capture. Children were "hurt" here, a 13,14,15 even 16 year old cannot make the decision to do this alone. I hope that this
will be the start of healthy recovery for some of the children.
[edit on 7-9-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]