The judge granted birth certificates to two girls who, according to their mother, were born a decade ago on the Custer County compound operated by the polygamous Fundamentalist Church kvinna söker en man att emigrera of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a radical offshoot of Mormonism.
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This is worse than average.
"We must have some type of probable cause to go in and search the compound says Rabem, the state attorney general's spokeswoman.According to Custer County records, the sect's land and buildings are valued at more than.5 million.A visit to the compound found the gate locked and no one to talk.Find more stories IN: Texas Arizona Canada Colorado Republican Utah Nevada Columbia Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Warren Jeffs Eldorado Black Hills Mormon Church Wheeler Pringle Ed Johnson.Few women are seen here and the men, on the rare occasions when they come into town, dress like anyone else in western South Dakota, residents say.County records show there are at least five lodges, each with 12 to 14 bedrooms.A quiet group of people, getting to the compound involves a bumpy ride over dirt roads 10 miles from the paved roadway.Latest news from Pringle, SD collected exclusively by m from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations Ancestries: German (40.7 Norwegian (11.9 Italian (3.4 Scottish (1.7).Number of supercenters and club stores: 1 This county:.28 / 10,000 pop.Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 1 Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).200,000: West Adams, CO (268.2 miles, pop.Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley said he visited the northern portion of the flds compound in January after a burglary occurred but did not go inside any buildings.
"They're not bad neighbors.Wheeler says there probably are more children living there.If we get a valid complaint, then law enforcement authorities with the sheriff's office would investigate that.".Theres a track record here and you cant just stick your head in the sand."It still depends on what happens down in Texas.No one for the flds or its South Dakota settlement could be reached for comment.It is surrounded by a privacy fence, padlocked gates, barbed wire fencing, no-trespassing signs and tall trees that mostly block it from view.
The flds has long been under scrutiny by law enforcement and former members over its practice of polygamy, arranged marriages and incidents of sexual abuse of minor girls since it broke away from the Mormon church in the early Twentieth Century.
I just think its dangerous, really dangerous.