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Women, Children Bused Farther Away from Polygamist compound

Associated Press - April 6, 2008 4:25 PM ET

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - Busloads of women and children removed from a polygamist compound were taken out of town Sunday as authorities continued to search the retreat for evidence that a teen was married to a 50-year-old member of the sect.

Dozens of women and children who had been staying in Eldorado (el-do-RAY-do) were put on buses at midday Sunday and headed toward San Angelo, about 45 miles away.

The women wore long pastel dresses and many carried bedding; several had infants.

Law enforcement officers continued their search of the compound built by followers of jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.

By Sunday afternoon, they still had not found a 16-year-old girl whose initial report of abuse led to the raid.

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