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The Enclave

A young man claiming to be a local town security guard rides through an empty lot at sunset in Colorado City, Ariz. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Women wearing the traditional long dress common in the polygamist enclave of Colorado City come and go at the town’s main grocery store. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Brent Jeffs, 23, claims he was repeatedly sodomized by Warren Jeffs, the prophet of the Colorado City and Hildale polygamist community, when he was a young boy. He now lives outside Salt Lake City and has sued Jeffs. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Women wearing the traditional dress favored by polygamist families in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints walk the dirt roads of Colorado City with their children. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Sara Hammon, 30, escaped her polygamous family in Colorado City, Ariz., when she was a teenager. She was the 63rd of 75 children of her father and his many wives. Hammon said she was physically and sexually abused as a child by her father and brothers. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Utah Atty. Gen. Mark Shurtleff at the Capitol in Salt Lake City. (Damon Winter / LAT)