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TribBlog: Warren Jeffs On Texas Soil

Warren Jeffs has made it to Texas. The embattled leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — the polygamous Mormon breakaway sect whose Eldorado ranch was raided by child welfare officials in 2008 — will stand trial in San Angelo for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.

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Warren Jeffs has made it to Texas. According to the Attorney General's Office, the embattled leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — the polygamous Mormon breakaway sect whose Eldorado ranch was raided by child welfare officials in 2008 — is in San Angelo. He'll stand trial there for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.

Until Tuesday, Jeffs was incarcerated in Utah, where his religious sect got its start. Law enforcement officers with the Texas Rangers escorted him to San Angelo, where he's being held without bail on two charges of sexual assault of a child and bigamy.

It's unclear exactly when Jeffs will stand trial. So far, seven of 12 men from the Yearning For Zion ranch have been convicted of sexually assaulting children.

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