Saturday, May 17, 2008

Judge Bars CPS

A San Antonio judge has blocked state Child Protective Services from removing a mother from a polygamous sect from her infant son when he turns a year old.

The temporary restraining order keeps Lori Jessop and her son together. Mothers from the sect with children younger than a year have been allowed to stay with them, but older children have been taken from their mothers and placed in foster care.

The woman had been held along with more than 400 children taken last month from a West Texas ranch run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. State officials say the children were endangered by underage and polygamous spiritual marriages.

Judge bars CPS from removing child from polygamous mother

More about the FLDS raid by Texas CPS:

Timeline of West Texas polygamist custody battle

Judge: CPS can't separate toddler from FLDS parents

Moms may have to choose between kids, polygamist religion

Polygamous sect fathers demand judge return seized kids

Polygamist sect teen who gave birth is adult, Texas CPS says

Fallout from FLDS raid is intense

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