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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) An empty freezer at the former FLDS Bishop's Storehouse in Hildale, Friday April 26, 2013. The property was purchased by Willie Jessop who spent the day allowing former followers to see the inside of a compound they had previously not been allowed to enter.
Photo gallery: More buildings in the compound of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs

First Published Apr 26 2013 06:27 pm • Last Updated Apr 26 2013 06:47 pm

Willie Jessop, the former spokesman for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), purchased the Hildale compound intended for Warren Jeffs in an auction on Thursday. Jessop, who has parted ways with the FLDS, paid $3.6 million for two parcels in the predominantly polygamous town. Between the two parcels, Jessop now owns a school, a row of apartments, a warehouse and three large homes. He spent Friday allowing former followers to see the inside of the compound, which they had previously not been allowed to enter.

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