January 28th, 2013
11:53 PM ET

Woman escapes with kids from FLDS

Ruby Jessop recently escaped from a breakaway Mormon sect known as the FLDS. The group openly practices polygamy, and are controlled and ruled by their imprisoned prophet, Warren Jeffs.

Jessop was forced to marry a cousin when she was fourteen years old. She was able to escape along with her six children. Gary Tuchman tells her story.

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Filed under: Anderson Cooper • FLDS • Polygamy • Warren Jeffs
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  1. Lara Avara

    Yipee for Ruby. Her sister Flora has been trying to rescue her from FLDS slavery for years.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  2. Sherri

    The Jessup name is a 'big' name in the FLDS. She is lucky to get out alive. They will hunt her down.
    Read the book Under the Banner of Heaven to find out what's going on, openly, in this group. AZ and UT know about it but allow it to go on.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm |