Texas Appeals to Keep Sect Kids in Custody

Challenge of ruling means case may go to state supreme court
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 2:18 PM CDT
Texas Appeals to Keep Sect Kids in Custody
Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints depart from the Tom Green County Courthouse.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

(Newser) – Texas officials today appealed yesterday’s ruling that the state acted incorrectly when it took custody of 460 FLDS children, the San Antonio Express-News reports. The ruling could have meant family reunions within weeks, but today's emergency filing means the children could remain in foster care pending state supreme court action.

The state's department of family and protective services argued that removing the children from state custody "would subject the children to continuing sexual and emotional abuse." (Read more polygamists stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X