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Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has been hospitalized, according to prison officials in Texas.
Jeffs, 58, is serving a life sentence after being convicted in 2011 of sexually assaulting two minors whom he described as his spiritual wives. At trial, prosecutors presented DNA evidence to show he fathered a child with one of those girls, aged 15.
According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Jeffs is being treated at a hospital in Galveston. It was not clear why or when Jeffs was transported from prison.
His Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a radical offshoot of mainstream Mormonism whose members believe polygamy brings exaltation in heaven.
Jeffs will be eligible for parole in 2038.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.