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Texas / Sect Compound Raid / Member, Ex-Member Interviews #890365

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 14, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Eldorado, Texas: David Mattingly) The separation of the mothers from the children taken at the FLDS compound in Eldorado, Texas, reviewed; scenes shown from inside the compound where the women are talking about the events of the day; details given about the issue of child abuse at the compound and what the women say, including the view that the telephone call that launched the raid was a hoax. What the lawyers may be telling the women about their legal options discussed; video shown of the temple, the residential areas, the huge gravel roads and the houses.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with FLDS member "Kathleen" about what happened today. [Mother "KATHLEEN" - talks about her five children and grandchild and where they are; states the state of Texas is holding our children and the nation has a false image of what we are; asserts we want our children back; calls for freedom of religion and an injustice has been done to us.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Telephone interview held with former FLDS member Carolyn Jessop about what is going on. [JESSOP†- says Kathleen is her former sister wife and she tried to prevent her from leaving the sect; indicates Warren Jeffs was resetting the age for marriage at the time she left; suggests the cases need to go to court.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Mattingly, David
Duration:
00:18:20

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