Members of a fundamentalist apostate-Mormon cult committed child abuse for years while operating on the Utah-Arizona border. But then they made a crucial error. They messed with Texas.
Texans, it turns out, don’t take too kindly to child molesters, especially those who abuse kids in the name of God. Here’s the latest from San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Texas child welfare officials say more than half the teen girls swept into state custody from a polygamist sect’s ranch have been pregnant.
Child Protective Services spokesman Darrell Azar says 53 girls between the ages of 14 and 17 were living on the ranch in Eldorado. Of that group, 31 already have children or are pregnant.
State officials took custody of all 463 children at the Yearning For Zion Ranch more than three weeks ago after a raid prompted by calls to a domestic violence hotline.
Child welfare officials say there was a pattern of underage girls forced into “spiritual marriages” with much older men at the ranch.