Judge Orders Newborn Baby into State Custody

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

New details on the teen mother from the polygamist sect in Eldorado who gave birth to a baby boy this week.

Texas District Judge Barbara Walther signed an order putting the one day old baby boy in State custody.

The girl claims to be 18, but officials believe she is younger, and they placed her in foster care with other children taken from the ranch.

The newborn is the teen's second child.

The first is a 20-month-old boy.

The father of both children was identified as 22-year-old Jackson Jessop, but State officials can't locate him.

Child welfare officials now have 464 children in their custody from the Yearning for Zion ranch in Eldorado.