Deseret News – FLDS report says 12 girls married underage

Texas child welfare authorities say 12 girls from the Fundamentalist LDS Church’s YFZ Ranch are confirmed victims of sexual abuse and neglect because they were married at ages ranging from 12 to 15.

Those are among the conclusions reached in a final investigation into the raid that resulted in hundreds of children from the Utah-based polygamous sect being placed in state protective custody. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services released its long-anticipated report on the raid on the YFZ Ranch early Tuesday after a public-records request by the Deseret News.

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