Phone Number in Texas Abuse Report Linked to Colo. Woman

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP) An arrest warrant affidavit made public today shows that one phone number used to report alleged abuse at a polygamist retreat in Texas had been used previously by a Colorado woman.

The affidavit says a call was placed from that phone number to a crisis center in Texas before authorities there raided the retreat of a renegade mormon sect and removed more than 400 children.

The affidavit shows that 33-year-old Rozita Swinton of Colorado Springs used the same number previously, but it's not clear if authorities suspect Swinton of making calls that led to the raid.

Her whereabouts are unknown and she hasn't returned a phone message. It's unknown if she has an attorney.

The affidavit released today was filed in court in connection with a February incident for which Swinton was arrested last week on a false reporting charge.

That case has no known ties to the Texas raid.

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