Texas High Court Says Sect Kids Should Go Back

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San Antonio (AP) It's not clear how soon hundreds of children taken from a polygamist compound in Texas nearly two months ago will be reunited with their parents.

Officials with Texas Child Protective Services say they're disappointed with a State Supreme Court decision that the removal of the children was unwarranted, but will immediately take steps to comply.

An elder of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints says the group is looking forward to when “little children can be in the arms of their parents.”

The high court upheld an appeals court ruling that the state had failed to show that any more than five of the teenage girls were being sexually abused, and had offered no evidence that other children were as well.

More than 400 children were seized in a raid on the sect's compound.