Carolyn Jessop, a former FLDS member, is one of its most vocal critics of the church. In 2003, she escaped from the polygamist compound in Colorado City, Arizona, with her eight children. At the time, she said one of the main reasons she left was to protect her 14-year-old daughter, Betty, whom Carolyn said would soon be forced into marriage. Betty had a hard time adjusting to life in the outside world, and two days after her 18th birthday she left her mother and siblings to return to the YFZ Ranch.
Published on March 30, 2009