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Elissa Wall wrote a book about her time in the FLDS church and her arranged marriage when she was just 14 years old. Despite her experiences as part of the church, she moved back to Short Creek and also has her own business based there. (Jackie Hai/KJZZ)MoreCloseclosemore
Elissa Wall wrote a book about her time in the FLDS church and her arranged marriage when she was just 14 years old. Despite her experiences as part of the church, she moved back to Short Creek and also has her own business based there. (Jackie Hai/KJZZ)

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a polygamous group known for its leader Warren Jeffs, who is currently serving a life sentence for the sexual assault of a child. Those who leave the group are deemed "apostates," and shunned by their families.

Sarah Ventre of KJZZ reports on what it's like for a few of those who have left the church and been deemed "apostates."

This segment aired on December 5, 2017.

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