Warren Jeffs' property up for auction - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Warren Jeffs' property up for auction

Posted: Updated:

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - A compound that reportedly belongs to jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs is up for auction.

The Spectrum of St. George reports (http://bit.ly/11hBYiD ) that a 6-acre property in Hildale, Utah, is being sold to pay Jeffs' estranged former bodyguard.

Last year, a judge awarded a $26 million judgment to William "Willie" Jessop who accused the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of destroying his excavating business, taking his property and harassing his family. FLDS leaders didn't show up to defend themselves in court.

A 10-foot high cinder block wall surrounds several buildings in the compound. There are security cameras and no trespassing signs.

It goes up for auction Thursday.

Jeffs is serving a life prison in Texas for sexually assaulting two underage girls he took as brides.

Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices