All in all, Texas has taken legal custody of 401 children from the FLDS compound in Texas according to CNN. They are keeping the children at a temporary shelter nearby while they do their investigation.
Police still haven’t found the people they are looking for, the 16-year-old girl that called them who gave birth at the ranch at the age of fifteen nor the 50-year-old man that she is supposedly married to. Hoax? It’s entirely possible that an opponent of the FLDS called in the complaint, knowing that this would happen.
John Llewellyn is a former deputy sheriff from Salt Lake City as well as a former polygamist himself and spoke with Katie Couric about the ‘scandal’
The Associated Press interviewed Laurie Allen, who was raised in a polygamist cult but later escaped. She exposes the struggles that women and children face in polygamist sects such as the FLDS.