Polygamist compound raided in Texas
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Polygamist compound raided in Texas

A guard watches over members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as they walk along a covered porch at their temporary housing after an aggressive raid on their compound this month. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)
A female member of the polygamist sect walks with a child at their temporary housing as state agency representatives watch in the background. Texas Rangers forced their way into the sect’s compound after a 16-year-old girl called to report sexual abuse. The girl has yet to be found. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)
The 1,691-acre YFZ Ranch, which stands for Yearning for Zion, stands in Eldorado, Texas. Authorities who raided the polygamist sect’s compound April 3 found numerous underage girls who were pregnant, and interviewed others who told of being forced into marriage when they reached childbearing age. All the children were taken by the state. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)
Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Telan Mange, front center, walks into a Thursday news conference about the raid with Schleicher County Sheriff David Doran, right, and Texas Rangers Capt. Barry Caver, rear. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)
Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner speaks at a news conference regarding the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints raid, as Kevin Dinnin of Baptist Child and Family Services, stands by. Meisner said the agency was working with mental health experts to ease the transition of the children taken from the sect’s compound. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)