Teen at Center of Eldorado Raid Says Husband Beat Her

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ELDORADO - Disturbing new details surfacing involving the Polygamist sect in Eldorado.

The 16-year-old girl whose phone call triggered the massive raid on the West Texas compound told a local family violence shelter that her husband beat her.

Court documents say the girl was the seventh wife of 50-year-old Dale Barlow, who is wanted by police on possible abuse charges.

The girl told authorities that Barlow hit her in the chest and choked her while one of the other women held her infant child.