Polygamist sect attorneys argue temple search is disrespectful

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Eldorado, Texas (AP) Texas authorities say they have completed their search of a west Texas compound founded by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.

State troopers, Texas rangers and other authorities have been at the remote ranch in Eldorado since last Thursday.

They initially went with child welfare workers to investigate possible child abuse. But they have since been executing warrants looking for evidence that underage girls were married and forced to have sex with older men.

The search was sparked by calls to a crisis line from a 16-year-old girl who reported being raped and beaten by her husband.

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