The Warren Jeffs Ranch has been seized by authorities in Texas. The seizure of the property took place on Thursday. The 1600- acre ranch is located near Eldorado, Texas. Warren Jeffs is currently in jail on a life sentence, so he is not living on the ranch at this time. On April 18, CNN reported on the seizure of the property by authorities in the area.
Why was this property seized? It is the site of abuse of children. This includes sexual abuse. This was discovered after a raid in 2008. During the raid, over 400 children were taken from the ranch. More were also taken when it was learned that some of the mothers of the children were also underage. As for Jeffs, he was found guilty of sexual assault of two teen girls. The girls were aged 12 and 15 at the time of the attack. The Texas Department of Public Safety said the following about the seizure of this property:
Law enforcement personnel are working with the occupants of the ranch to take all reasonable actions to assist with their departure of the property, to preserve the property, and to successfully execute the court order.
Before the seizure of the property, it was revealed that eight people still lived on the property. They are being removed. Those involved with this polygamist have denied all claims of sexual abuse within this sect.
What do you think about the seizure of this property? Is it justice being served for the crimes that are alleged to have happened on the property?