Police removed 66 children from Michigan cult four decades ago. 4 things you need to know.

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ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI – In 1975, self-styled prophet William A. Lewis, a charismatic, Chicago-area radio preacher, led a handful of followers to the House of Judah, a communal compound five miles east of South Haven.

The congregation grew to maybe 100 followers, with families in 30 trailers living in a remote, secluded area on Baseline Road near 60th Street, surrounded by forest. Lewis and “prophetess” Muriel King lived in the two houses on the property.

House of Judah “started out beautifully, like most things,” a former cult member once told MLive/The Grand Rapids Press.

But, she said: “You cannot gain people if you show your stripes right away.”

MLive/The Grand Rapids Press has reported extensively on the cult, the killing of a 12-year-old boy and the aftermath.

From a federal criminal charge to setting up a similar compound in Alabama, these are four things you need to know about the Michigan-based cult.

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