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Judge Orders Jeffs to Cooperate with Former Caretaker

Judge Orders Jeffs to Cooperate with Former Caretaker

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A judge has ordered polygamous-sect leader Warren Jeffs to cooperate with a former caretaker who is trying to get access to his toddler son.

Wendell Musser has seen his son just once since leaving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a year ago. He says his wife and baby son were then given to another man.

Fifth District Judge James Shumate today gave Jeffs one week to reunite Musser with his son, Levi. If Jeffs doesn't cooperate, Shumate says Musser's attorneys will be allowed to interview Jeffs under oath next week.

Musser's attorney says his wife can practice whatever religious beliefs she wants. He just wants to have contact with her so he can see their child.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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