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FLDS Mothers and Children to be Separated

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

SAN ANGELO - Continuing coverage on the raid at the FLDS Compound in Eldorado.

The State will now separate all the mothers from a polygamist compound who remained with their children four and younger in state custody, since a raid at the FLDS compound in Eldorado.

The children were taken after a phone call alledging a 16-year-old girl was raped and beaten by her 52 year old husband, but authorities now believe those crys for help were a hoax.

The Texas Rangers say they believe Rozita Swinton is the person behind the calls.

Investigators say Swinton is a "Person of Interest," in the case, and may have made fake calls in Colorado City, Arizona.

Police and Texas Rangers searched Swinton's home in Colorado, and found evidence, they say, possibly links her to the abuse calls.

Swinton was arrested Wednesday in Colorado Springs for making up a story about being a child who was being held hostage.

This new evidence has been forwarded to Federal prosecutors for review to determine whether they'll file any criminal charges.

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