Kids Removed From Doomsday Compound

Claims of abuse by 'messiah'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 5:32 AM CDT
This undated photo, supplied by The Lord Our Righteousness Church, shows the group's leader Wayne Bent, 66, left, being filmed on the porch of his home    (AP Photo/The Lord Our Righteousness Church)
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(Newser) – Police in New Mexico have removed three children from the compound of an apocalyptic church, AP reports. The action followed allegations of inappropriate contact by the 66-year-old leader of Lord Our Righteousness church, who believes he's the "messiah," and has admitting having sex with adult church members, including his daughter-in-law. He denied sexual contact with minors and warned that God had been angered.