After twelve years of slavery, Ruby Jessop has escaped the FLDS cult. Readers of Jon Krakauer’s outstanding book Under The Banner of Heaven will remember that Warren Jeffs forced Ruby into a “marriage” at the age of 14 after she was seen kissing a boy in Colorado City, Utah. After being cruelly raped on her “wedding night,” she fled, but was captured by FLDS members and forced to return. Her outspoken sister, Flora, reported her kidnapping to the sheriff, but officers didn’t do anything, and Ruby was brainwashed into telling social services that she was fine. She was never seen again, until now. Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum. You can learn more about her story at HelpTheChildBrides.com.
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