Salt Lake City (AP) The home a Texas judge who ordered the removal of hundreds of children from a polygamist ranch is being guarded by police after Utah and Arizona authorities warned the state to be on the lookout for polygamist “enforcers.”
The Desert News reported in a copyright story for Wednesday's editions that police guarding the judge's San Angelo, Texas home were given files and photos of 16 men and women whom Utah authorities have deemed a threat.
In April, Texas officials removed 440 children from a ranch owned by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints because of concerns the children were being abused. The Texas Supreme Court ruled that the children should be returned.
The newspaper reported that law enforcement has been on alert since an FLDS-related web site published judge Barbara Walther's home address and work and home telephone numbers.
An attorney for the FLDS says police have nothing to worry about.