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A 26 year-old Colorado City woman who was compelled into marriage at the age of 14 by FLDS leader Warren Jeffs, and held against her will for more than 10 years has been granted temporary custody of her six children and left the community, Attorney General Tom Horne announced today.
Ruby Jessop was granted temporary custody of her six children and was able to leave Colorado City earlier this month. Her departure was made possible because Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputies have a greater presence in Colorado City to provide law enforcement protection. $420,000 for added patrols by Deputies was made available by Horne to Mohave County in 2012.
Attorney General Tom Horne, Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson, Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan, Ruby Jessop, a 26 year-old mother of six, and her sister Flora will be available to the media at 2 PM this afternoon to discuss the successful effort to get Jessop and her six children out of Colorado City.
“Finding a solution to the illegal activities that have been occurring in Colorado city for decades has been one of my highest priorities since taking office as Arizona’s Attorney General. I proposed legislation last year that would have eliminated the ability of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) to control and direct law enforcement officers employed by the Colorado City Marshal's office. Sadly, our legislature chose not to pass our Bill.