Children Seized in Polygamist Raid Moved to Larger Shelter

Staff Report

The Associated Press

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Child welfare officials are moving the 416 children seized in a raid on a West Texas Polygamist compound to a new shelter.

Mothers of some of the children wrote to Gov. Rick Perry this weekend, saying the children were getting sick in the crowded conditions. The children were taken from the shelter earlier this month on suspicion that they were being physically and sexually abused by older members of polygamist group.

Marleigh Meisner, a spokeswoman for state Children's Protective Services, said Perry's office had been in touch with CPS. She declined to give further details.

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