Saturday, August 16, 2008

Texas ends several polygamous-sect custody cases

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Texas ends several polygamous-sect custody cases

By MICHELLE ROBERTS – 17 hours ago

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — State child welfare authorities have decided that the courts no longer need to oversee 34 children taken from a polygamous sect's ranch in west Texas.

The action does not necessarily end Child Protective Services' involvement with the children, but it means officials believe they can be kept safe without court intervention, agency spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner said Friday.

Child Protective Services filed papers in San Angelo on Thursday asking that the cases involving 10 families be dropped, and a judge agreed. They represent the first children dropped from court oversight in the case.

While the reasons vary, child welfare cases are typically dropped when investigators decide that there is no abuse or, if there is, that parents or another relative can ensure a child's safety, Meisner said.

In April, Texas authorities swept roughly 440 children into foster care from the Yearning For Zion Ranch over abuse allegations. Two months later, the state Supreme Court ordered the agency to return the children. The court said the action was overly broad, given the relatively limited evidence presented by the agency.

The agency has continued to investigate and asked parents to limit the children's contact with men accused of being involved in underage marriages.

The custody cases are separate from the criminal investigation into allegations that men from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which runs the YFZ Ranch, were marrying and having sex with underage girls.

Five men, including the sect's jailed leader Warren Jeffs, have been indicted on charges of sexually abusing a child. A sixth, the sect's doctor, was indicted on suspicion of failing to report child abuse. One of the men indicted on abuse faces an additional charge of bigamy.

Jeffs was convicted in Utah last year as an accomplice to rape and awaits trial in Arizona on charges of being an accomplice to sexual contact with a minor — all stemming from alleged underage marriages within the sect.

The FLDS, which believes polygamy brings glory in heaven, is a breakaway sect of the mainstream Mormon church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which renounced polygamy more than a century ago.

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The Associated Press: Texas ends several polygamous-sect custody cases

Related -

Texas ends cases involving 34 polygamist sect kids

Some FLDS families are exonerated

2 comments:

Tranque said...

As you know in January 2006, Nixzmary Brown, a little girl of seven years old had her life cut short after unthinkable physical and emotional suffering at the hand of her mother and stepfather.



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USpace said...

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Child rapists don't deserve the mercy of Death Row and a state execution, they deserve Life in Prison without parole and special protections. This way the other inmates will have many chances to gang-rape the scum every day, and then torture the vermin to death when they are sick of him.
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At least the Supremes finally got one right with the DC Gun Ban issue. Hopefully, knowing that more homes may have guns, more raping and home-invading monkeys will cease in this behavior or be blown away as they well deserve. The world will be MUCH better with more of this scum dead.
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe feels
sorry for child rapists

when they are murdered
in cold blood by other thugs

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't KILL the raping monkeys

even if they prefer death
over life in prison

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
you may not defend yourself

guns are for criminals
just hope police show in time

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
prosecute citizens

when they kill home invaders
threatening their families

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe thinks
women shouldn’t carry guns

their attackers and rapists
don’t deserve their brains blown out

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Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
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Child Rapists Deserve Violent Death in Prison
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Help Halt Terrorism Today!
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USpace

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