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Children seized in polygamist sect raid moved to larger shelter after complaints

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 over the weekend. They say 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 the group. They were being transferred to the new shelter Monday.


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