Seth Jeffs and the FLDS Reemerges in Minnesota

The brother of a notorious imprisoned cult leader who heads his own secretive sect is now re-establishing himself and his followers in northern Minnesota. We hope that neighbors and law enforcement stay vigilant and warn children and vulnerable adults about his history and new compound.

Seth Jeffs fled from Texas and resettled in Minnesota following the arrest of his brother, Warren Jeffs, the longtime leader of the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints. The cult has been described as “a polygamist sex cult” and attracted the attention of law enforcement due to their practice of marrying underage girls to adult men.

We applaud local residents who are using an environmental law to challenge Jeffs’ construction. Rather than be passive about the potentially dangerous man in their midst, these citizens have chosen to organize in order to protect the vulnerable within their communities. We hope other adults around the country will follow this example and find ways in their own communities to safeguard the vulnerable.

 

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, SNAP Executive Director (zhiner@snapnetwork.org, 517-974-9009)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)


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