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Child abuser who assaulted his teenage wife in Warren Jeffs' polygamous cult is given a bargain basement house by Utah after being released from jail

The properties were put in the trust so the cult's members could live communally but the trust was seized by the state of Utah in 2005. Its board is attempting to dissolve the UEP by giving away or selling at low cost the homes in the sister cities of ...

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By Khaleda Rahman For Published: 08:29 EST, 20 February 2018 | Updated: 22:55 EST, 20 February 2018 e-mail var twitterVia = 'MailOnline'; DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('shareLinkTop', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '5412699', 'title': 'Child abuser in Warren Jeffs\' cult is given a bargain basement house', 'url': '', 'eTwitterStatus': ' via @' + twitterVia, 'articleChannelFollowButton': 'MailOnline', 'isChannel': false, 'hideEmail': true, 'placement': 'top', 'anchor': 'tl'}); }); View comments DM.later('bundle', function(){ DMS.Article.init('top'); }); A convicted child abuser who assaulted his teenage bride in Warren Jeffs' polygamous cult has been given the deed to his home back after his release from jail.Michael George Emack served seven years in a Texas prison after pleading no contest to sexually assaulting a child in 2010 following a raid in 2008.His victim was a 16-year-old girl who Emack married when he was 53, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.Emack has been living in Arizona, where he is on the sex offender registry, since his release in January last year Michael George Emack (pictured) served seven years in a Texas prison after pleading no contest to sexually assaulting a childHe has been given the deed to his old home in Hildale, Utah, for a tenth of its assessed valueNow, it has emerged he is getting the deed to his old home in Hildale, Utah – where he lived as part of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS.The board of the United Effort Plan (UEP) agreed to give Emack the home – a property spanning 7,4452 sq ft with 15 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms – for $25,454, which is approximately a tenth of its assessed value, the Tribune reports. 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Share this article Share DM.later('bundle', function(){ if (DM.Rotator) { new DM.Rotator('p-19', { pageSize: 1, pageCount: 1.0, activeClass: 'active', rotate: false }); } $('#p-19 .share').on('click', function() { DMS.Facebook.postToFB('related'); }); }); The UEP is a land trust that owns the properties donated by FLDS members on the Utah-Arizona border.The properties were put in the trust so the cult's members could live communally but the trust was seized by the state of Utah in 2005. Its board is attempting to dissolve the UEP by giving away or selling at low cost the homes in the sister cities of Hildale and Colorado City, Arizona – which are collectively known as Short Creek Wendell Nielsen (pictured) got the deed to a vast 13,804 sq ft property with 25 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms worth more than $800,000 for just $13,264Wendell Nielsen, 77, who was convicted of bigamy in 2012, has received the deed to a home he built in 1999 – a vast 13,804 sq ft property with 25 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms worth more than $800,000 – for just $13,264.He had been sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was released on parole in 2013.Nielsen was once a prominent member of the Mormon offshoot group, ranking just below Jeffs, and had 21 wives at one point.According to the Tribune, members of the FLDS usually refuse property from the UEP Utah seized control of the UEP, a land trust that owns properties donated by FLDS members on the Utah-Arizona border so they could live communally, in 2005Above, Hildale, UtahSome have said the board's distribution of homes was an incentive to get sect members to leave.Emack's deeds – as well as Nielsen's – seem to indicate they no longer follow Jeffs.The UEP has criteria to determine who gets a home, including their contributions to the trust, history with a home and need, but criminal history isn't listed as a reason to reject an application Warren Jeffs (pictured) is serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting girls he considered wivesEmack – who was a licensed electrician in Utah before he was jailed - worked on UEP homes across Short Creek.More and more members of the sect are leaving the FLDS since Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting girls he considered wives.In December, his brother Lyle – a former leader of the sect - was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme.Lyle Jeffs was accused of being the ring-leader of a scheme that diverted some $11 million in food-stamp benefits to a communal storehouse and front companies over several years.The food stamp investigation was one of several government crackdowns on the group in recent years that has weakened the sect and created a leadership void.The town governments and the police are being watched closely by court-appointed monitors after a jury found them guilty of civil rights violations.Government-ordered evictions of sect families from nearly 150 homes has forced many to seek refuge in trailers around the communities or in different cities across the West.  adverts.addToArray({"pos":"inread_player"}) Read more: ‘We’re all coming out of a bad spot’: Polygamous sect members convicted in Texas receive homes in Utah - The Salt Lake Tribune DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('external-source-links', 'externalLinkTracker'); }); Share or comment on this article e-mail var twitterVia = 'MailOnline'; DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('shareLinkBottom', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '5412699', 'title': 'Child abuser in Warren Jeffs\' cult is given a bargain basement house', 'url': '', 'eTwitterStatus': ' via @' + twitterVia, 'articleChannelFollowButton': 'MailOnline', 'placement': 'bottom', 'anchor': 'tl' ,'hideEmail' :true }); }); DM.later('bundle', function(){ DMS.Article.init('bottom'); }); DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('socialLinks', 'SCExternalLinks', { value: 'share 5412699' }); }); window.articleShortUrl = ''; window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'autosized-generated-text-under-1r-us', container: 'taboola-below-main-column', placement: 'wide' }); _taboola.push({flush:true}); Most watched News videos Inside Britain's Moped Crime Gangs; How you become a target Angry London tube passenger pulls emergency alarm during row Tragic footage shows young girl before she jumps off apartment block The 'beast from the east' arrives in the UK by next week 'Dreams do come true!' 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