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Cinder blocks laid down around polygamous sect church

HILDALE, Utah (AP) — Workers were spotted placing down cinder blocks around a church building of the polygamous sect known as The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS.

KUTV reports ( ) that about 100 men and boys began late Wednesday laying down what appears to be a cinder-block wall around the church building in Colorado City, Arizona, named after Leroy S. Johnson.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( ) that the church’s 42,000-square-foot building spans an entire block and is among the last in the community to be visible from the outside.

It serves an area known as Short Creek across the sister towns of Colorado City and Hildale, Utah, where high walls have been common since 2002.

Imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was convicted in 2011 of sexual assault.

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