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May 26, 2023

Members of polygamous group to appear in court on child sex abuse charges

Members of a small polygamous group accused of child sex abuse of underage girls who the group's leader claimed as brides are expected to appear in federal court today.

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Dec 29, 2022

Polygamous leader pleads not guilty amid FBI investigation

A polygamous leader accused of taking more than 20 wives, including underage girls, pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and tampering with evidence charges stemming from a federal investigation into his community on the Utah-Arizona border.

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Dec 7, 2022

FBI: Polygamous leader had 20 wives, many of them minors

The leader of a small polygamous group near the Arizona-Utah border had taken at least 20 wives, most of them minors, and punished followers who did not treat him as a prophet, newly filed federal court documents allege.

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Sep 16, 2022

Arizona man charged after girls found in enclosed trailer

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A leader of a small polygamous group on the Arizona-Utah line pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges of tampering with evidence, weeks after being stopped on a highway with young girls in an enclosed trailer.

Aug 26, 2019

Court upholds ruling Colorado City abused power

A federal appeals court has upheld the conclusion of a judge and jury that officials of Colorado City unconstitutionally used their power to discriminate against those who were not members of a certain religious sect.

Jun 3, 2016

Judge: Firm tied to polygamous group used child labor

Nearly 200 children from a polygamous sect had to work long hours in the cold, sometimes with little food, as they picked pecans for a Utah contracting company with ties to the group, a federal judge found in a decision that marks the latest blow to the group.

Mar 7, 2016

Jury: Polygamous towns discriminated against nonbelievers

Two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah violated the constitutional rights of nonbelievers by denying them basic services such as police protection, building permits and water hookups, a jury said Monday.

Nov 17, 2014

Sheriff casts critical eye on polygamous community

Mohave County's sheriff says he'll cast a critical eye on a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah line.

Part of lawsuit against polygamous towns dismissed
Apr 15, 2014

AG’s Office says Colorado City patrols will continue after budget line-item veto

The Attorney General’s Office said it will continue funding patrols by Mohave County deputies of the polygamous enclave of Colorado City, despite Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to line-item veto a $500,000 appropriation for those patrols.

Part of lawsuit against polygamous towns dismissed
Jun 5, 2013

Hearing held in lawsuit against polygamous Arizona, Utah towns

The issue of exactly when the U.S. Department of Justice learned of an alleged pattern of housing discrimination against non-members of Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect is the focal point of the latest development in a civil rights lawsuit aimed at polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah border.

Mar 8, 2013

House passes new plan to deal with corrupt police departments

The House passed a new version on March 6 of a bill stimulated by corruption in Colorado City.

Feb 19, 2013

Bill inspired by Colorado City sets procedure to take over corrupt police departments

A bill spawned by police corruption in a polygamist town received unanimous approval Tuesday in the House Government Committee.

And while the bill passed easily and has support of police unions, sparks flew when a Utah civil rights attorney who spoke against the measure suggested the U.S. Department of Justice and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board could address corrupt[...]