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Agreement on West Texas Polygamous-Sect Newborn Reached

Staff Report
The Associated Press

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - A polygamist sect teen, who refused to disclose her baby's whereabouts, reached an agreement today with Texas child welfare authorities.

They're seeking a DNA sample from the baby girl, believed to be out of state, in an effort to determine whether the father is an adult.

An agreement with the now-17-year-old was reached in San Angelo, but a judge ordered that the terms not be disclosed.

The girl previously was ordered to let Child Protective Services examine the baby born after the April raid on the Yearning For Zion Ranch at Eldorado.

It's part of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

State officials believe the girl was married to a man in FLDS when she was 14.

FLDS spokesman Willie Jessop says the girl is afraid that Texas officials will take the baby if she allows them to examine the child.

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