Texas sect girls 'mostly mothers'
A disturbing update in the ongoing saga of the Texas polygamist sect.
More than half of the teenage girls removed from a polygamist sect in Eldorado, Texas, are either mothers or currently pregnant, US officials say.
All 463 children on the Yearning For Zion Ranch were taken into care after allegations of sexual abuse prompted police to raid the ranch this month.
Officials from the sect deny that any children were abused at the ranch.
Authorities believe that of the 53 girls aged between 14 and 17, 29 are already mothers and two are pregnant.
"It shows you a pretty distinct pattern, that it was pretty pervasive," said Darrell Azar, a spokesman for the Texas Child Protective Services.