Polygamy Hubby Tallies 21 Wives

And 36 children
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 6:18 AM CDT
Polygamy Hubby Tallies 21 Wives
A sect member heads for a residential cabin on the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Eldorado, Texas.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

A husband in the Texas polygamist ranch where children were seized to protect them from suspected child abuse has 36 kids and 21 wives—with the youngest 43 years his junior, reports CNN. The information on the 67-year-old member—whose youngest child is 6 months old—is included on a "bishop's list" of families kept by the sect. The "bishop" is believed to be leader Warren Jeffs, serving time as an accomplice to child rape. (Read more polygamy stories.)

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