Many of the 430 children who were removed from a Texas polygamy ranch amid abuse allegations will be allowed to return to the ranch after the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the seizure was not justified.
In April, Child Protective Services removed the children from the Texas ranch after authorities received a phone call from a 16-year-old mother who claimed she was abused by her husband and that other girls in their mid-teens were forced into marriage with older men. The ranch was built by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs who is serving time for being an accomplice to rape.
Although the children will be released to their parents, law enforcement officials said they will continue investigating the alleged abuses.
However, would it be more logical for the judge to allow authorities to investigate the abuse allegations to determine if they were true before allowing the children to return to the ranch? Or should law enforcement have waited before they removed the children from the home?
Let me know what you think.