Deseret News – 14 more FLDS kids dropped from YFZ custody battle

Texas child welfare authorities are seeking to end court supervision of 14 more children taken in the raid on the Fundamentalist LDS Church’s YFZ Ranch.

On Wednesday, lawyers for Child Protective Services went to court in San Angelo, Texas, to “nonsuit” the 14 children, CPS spokesman Patrick Crimmins confirmed to the Deseret News.

A nonsuit does not end CPS’ investigation or supervision over the children but ends court jurisdiction over their cases. The reasons vary, from no evidence of abuse or neglect being found to parents taking appropriate steps to protect their children from abuse. Some age out of the system by turning 18.

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