Prophet or Pedophile?

September 27, 2011
It's a story that captured the nation: Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and self-proclaimed prophet, was one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives for unlawful flight, sexual conduct with a minor and conspiracy to conduct sexual conduct with a minor. Captured in 2006, Jeffs was recently convicted of sexually assaulting children and sentenced to life, plus 20 years in prison. With an estimated 10,000 followers in his polygamous sect, what will become of Warren Jeffs' victims?


Get caught up on the Warren Jeffs story:


"Brainwashed Brides"
"Inside the Cult"
"Cult Confrontations"
"Dr. Phil Now: Secrets inside the Compound"
"Dr. Phil Now: The Lost Boys and the Children of the Compound"




Hear more from Dr. Phil about today's show!






A Secret World
Sam Brower is a private investigator who's been investigating the FLDS for seven years. His book, Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints, paints a picture of the shocking secret world of the FLDS and the alleged crimes of its officials. Learn about the "lost boys" of the compound and take a drive with Sam through a FLDS community.

"This is their town, and they don't like strangers here."



Who Knew What?
Dr. Phil sits down with former FLDS spokesperson and bodyguard of Jeffs, Willie Jessop. How much did he know about Jeffs' criminal activity? What was Jessop's role in the expulsion of the "lost boys" and the alienation of families? And, what does he predict for the future of the FLDS church?


"Well, you want to take me to task; I'll take you to task right back."


Don't miss Part 2, when Jessop comes face to face with former FLDS members and some of his critics!