Polygamist cult leader’s daughter breaks free, says false prophet abused her: ‘The world could see the shame’

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It was New Year’s Eve 2014 when the daughter of polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs finally broke free.

“When I stepped out, I remembered thinking, ‘Gosh, I should have left sooner,’” Rachel Blackmore recalled to Fox News Digital. “There’s just so much life out there.”

The mother of seven is coming forward in a new A&E docuseries, “Secrets of Polygamy,” which explores extreme polygamist groups across the country.

It features new sit-downs with one of Jeffs’ former wives and former members and investigators.

Jeffs, 68, was sentenced in 2011 to life in prison after his conviction on two counts of child sexual abuse. In 2017, Blackmore wrote a memoir, “Breaking Free.”

“It’s been really important to me to give a voice to the young girls who have been sexually abused,” Blackmore shared.

Polygamy is a legacy of the early teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The mainstream church abandoned the practice in 1890 and now strictly prohibits it.

The FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) broke away from the Mormon church and was formed so that members could continue practicing plural marriage. It was headquartered on the Utah-Arizona border. Jeffs’ father, Rulon T. Jeffs, took power in 1986 and ruled until he died in 2002 at age 92. He left behind an estimated 75 widows and 65 children.

Content retrieved from: https://www.foxnews.com/us/polygamist-cult-leaders-daughter-breaks-free-says-false-prophet-abused-her.

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