Poor Conditions Behind Moving of Sect's Kids

416 children being taken to undisclosed 'suitable' Texas location
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2008 3:46 PM CDT
A Texas State Trooper is seen patrolling the grounds as members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, rear, gather around a porch at Fort Concho.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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(Newser) – Over 400 children seized from a polygamist sect are being bused to a more "suitable" location from their current West Texas housing, a state official tells the Houston Chronicle. Women inside Fort Concho complained over the weekend of cramped conditions at the temporary shelter. The state plans to ask a court Thursday for custody of the children.

At a preliminary hearing, a lawyer told a judge "there is a systematic process at the ranch near Eldorado at which children were exploited and sexually abused."