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Warren Jeffs Questioned in Custody Case

Warren Jeffs Questioned in Custody Case

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(KSL News/AP) FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs was questioned today about the location of an ex-church member's estranged wife and son.

Earlier this month, Jeffs was ordered to turn over information about the whereabouts of Wendell Musser's wife, Vivian, and son, Levi.

The deadline passed, so a judge ordered Jeffs to be deposed in jail.

Musser's attorney says if Jeffs refuses to talk, he'll seek sanctions against Jeffs.

The 51-year-old Jeffs is head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He's in jail pending an unrelated criminal trial on charges of rape as an accomplice.

Musser filed a civil lawsuit against Jeffs in May. He says Jeffs split him from his wife and toddler son last July after Musser was arrested for drunk-driving.

At the time, Musser was serving as a caretaker for some of Jeffs' wives while the church leader was on the run from police.

( The Associated Press contributed to this story)

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