Statesman – CPS: Most sect children did not return to ranch

Most of the children the state returned to their parents last week did not go back to the polygamist sect’s ranch in Eldorado, Child Protective Services officials said Wednesday.

Of the 440 children, 143 went to 30 households at the ranch, which is owned by members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The largest number of children ā€” 178 ā€” have settled in 33 households in the San Antonio area.

The rest are scattered throughout the state, CPS spokesman Patrick Crimmins said. He declined to say where.

“Frankly, we want them to be able to maintain their privacy,” he said.

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