Remnant of Israel Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The Remnant of Israel Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a Mormon fundamentalist group not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Its founders were excommunicated by the LDS Church in the late 19th century when they refused to abandon the practice of polygyny. It is the largest practicioner of plural marriage in Laneria and is often alleged to also be involved in involuntary arranged marriages, some involving minors, activities which would make the groups leaders guilty of a wide variety of serious crimes. Because Lanerian law does not recognige polygyny, almost all Remnant marriages are not legally valid.
Warren Fenn has been the leader of the sect ever since 1951 when he took over from his father, Niles Fenn. He is based in the town of Canaan although the Church has branches in a dozen different cities and towns in the Lanerian southwest. As of 2006, he is wanted by the State government of Aravana as well as the Lanerian government for rape, sexual assault on a minor, illegal sexual relations with a minor, accomplice to rape, conspiracy to commit rape, conspiracy to engage in illegal sexual contact with a minor, child abuse, child neglect, death threats, assault and attempted murder. The charges stem from allegations made by girls and women (including the Gandaran Deputy Leader of the Opposition Emma Young) who have fled "marriages" with Fenn and his followers. At least nine other sect leaders are wanted on related charges.