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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:53 PM

Arizona placing foster children in polygamist Colorado City

Source: Arizona Republic

Arizona is placing foster children in the polygamist enclave of Colorado City, raising concerns about their future and state Child Protective Services’ judgment in finding homes for abused and neglected kids.

Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson identified one foster parent as Dan Wayman, a former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints whose family was “reassigned” some years ago by church leader Warren Jeffs.

Johnson, a longtime opponent of the FLDS lifestyle, this week notified Gov. Jan Brewer and asked Attorney General Tom Horne for help to bring the child back to Lake Havasu City, where his mother still lives.

... “As you are aware, these businesses owned by FLDS members have a long history of employing underaged children as slave labor,” Horne wrote. “I hope you would agree that this is not an appropriate environment for any child. This is a place where polygamy is the norm and the abuse of women and children is commonplace.”

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20130111arizona-foster-children-polygamist-colorado-city.html

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