Polygamist 'Teen' Gives Birth

Sect member has her third child in state custody
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 4:09 AM CDT
Polygamist 'Teen' Gives Birth
One of the women from the polygamist sect who says she has not been allowed by Texas authorities to see her children.    (AP Photo/Keith Johnson, Deseret News)

(Newser) – Another young woman taken from a Texas polygamist sect has given birth while in state custody. The mom has claimed to be 22 years old, but state officials say she is only 17, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

She's the second woman from the sect to give birth since last month's raid on the Yearning For Zion ranch where children were seized to protect them from suspected sexual abuse. She has two other children aged 3 and 2. Her husband is 24. (Read more Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stories.)

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