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04-14-2008, 10:22 AM

Mothers From Sect Appeal to Governor

Sunday, April 13, 2008 5:30 PM

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The mothers of children removed from a polygamous sect's ranch are appealing to Gov. Rick Perry for help.

The mothers say in the letter mailed to Perry on Saturday that some of their children have become sick and even required hospitalization.

They also say children have been questioned about things they know nothing about since they were placed in the legal custody of the state.

More than 400 children were rounded up from the ranch operated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

A domestic violence hot line had recorded a complaint from a 16-year-old girl who said she was physically and sexually abused by her 50-year-old husband.