A self-proclaimed Mormon prophet has been accused of keeping 20 wives in a grotty, rundown trailer – and some of them were as young as just nine-years-old.

Arizona-native Samuel Rappylee Bateman was arrested earlier this year after he was caught transporting underage girls inside the trailer.

It has been claimed that the shack-on-wheels on contained a couch and a bucket for a toilet, and the FBI revealed on Friday about his marriage antics.

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The 46-year-old is also now facing group sex allegations involving adults and minors, as well sex trafficking and incest charges.

According to The Mirror, the FBI has said that the creep "began to proclaim he was a prophet" in 2019 when he claimed that he wanted to marry his own teenage daughter.

His congregation has grown to around 50 followers, including 20 wives.

Sickeningly, he let three adult men have sex with his daughters – including a 12-year-old – because the “Heavenly Father” had told him to.

He said: “God will fix their bodies and put the membrane back in their body.

“I’ve never had more confidence in doing his will.

“It’s all out of love.”

The FBI said his youngest "wife" was a girl of just nine, and that Bateman drove around in a Bentley despite his victims travelling in horrific conditions.

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Police said when Bateman was pulled over there were three young girls in the trailer, between the ages of 11 and 14, along with a toilet bucket, deck chairs and a sofa.

The suspect, who was towing the trailer with his SUV, was with two women and two girls under the age of 15.

Bateman was later arrested and charged locally with three counts of child abuse.

His lawyer, Adam Zickerman, said he was “not a danger to the community”, but he has been ordered to remain in custody whilst he is investigated amid concerns he would contact the vulnerable girls.

A judge said: “Courts have a tremendous interest in protecting people who can't protect themselves."

Bateman pleaded not guilty in a hearing at the Magistrate Court in Flagstaff, US.

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