Authorities Get Access to Polygamist Retreat Temple

Staff Report

The Associated Press

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - Law enforcement peacefully got access to a temple on the grounds of a polygamist compound in West Texas.

Prosecutor Allison Palmer says there were tense moments Saturday night, but the situation remained calm.

The search continues Sunday at the ranch in Eldorado (pronounced el-dor-AY'-do), where followers of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs built a compound on a former exotic game ranch.

Authorities first arrived at the ranch late Thursday after a report from a 16-year-old girl, who claimed physical abuse. Court paperwork indicates the girl was 15 when she gave birth to a child who is now 8-months-old.

No arrests have been made.