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Body Snatcher: Cult Leader Samuel Bateman Convinced His Wives To Brazenly Kidnap Underage Victims From Arizona Foster Homes

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Crazed cult leader Samuel Bateman convinced loyal spouses to allegedly kidnap eight of his underage “wives” from the custody of Arizona Department of Child Safety, RadarOnline.com has learned. The brazen plot was allegedly hatched by Bateman, 47, in November 2022…[Continue Reading...]

‘Mormon prophet’ cult leader forced children as young as nine to be wives

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A sick 'Mormon prophet' cult leader is accused of forcing children as young as nine to be his wives. Samuel Bateman, 46, from Arizona, US, has been charged with 51 felonies for transporting children across state lines to facilitate sexual…[Continue Reading...]

Case against polygamous sect leader widens with child pornography charges

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SALT LAKE CITY — Prosecutors have widened their case against the leader of a small polygamous group that resides near the Utah-Arizona border, adding child pornography charges and detailing his sexual encounters with children he took as wives in new…[Continue Reading...]

Polygamous Arizona leader charged with additional crimes against children

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COLORADO CITY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A grand jury has indicted an Arizona polygamous sect leader and 10 of his followers for charges of sex with minors, child pornography and gathering underage wives. Officials say the polygamous leader, 47-year-old Samuel…[Continue Reading...]

Colorado City Man and 10 Members of Polygamist Sect Charged with Illicit Sexual Conduct with Minors, and Related Crimes

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Samuel Rappylee Bateman, 47, of Colorado City, Arizona, along with 10 of his followers, were indicted on May 18, 2023, by a federal grand jury on charges relating to a years-long conspiracy to travel across state lines…[Continue Reading...]

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