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April 20, 2008 -- The frantic phone calls from a young female caller that sparked a massive raid on a Texas polygamist compound are being investigated as a possible hoax, authorities said yesterday.
Rozita Estraletta Swinton, 33, was arrested at her Colorado Springs, Colo., apartment Wednesday on charges she called cops there in February, pretending to be a young girl held captive in a basement.
Swinton has a history of making false reports to police, and is a "person of interest" in the search for a woman whose anguished-sounding pleas to a women's shelter led police to raid the compound of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Eldorado, Texas.
Investigators also seized items from Swinton's home that link her to calls related to the polygamist sect's activities in Colorado City, Ariz., and Eldorado, said authorities.
In her calls about the polygamy sect, the woman seemed terrified of black people.
"In her little baby voice, she said, 'If you rescue me, and I get out of here, do you think the black people will hurt me?' " Linda Walker of the Child Protection Project, founded by a former sect member, told the Houston Chronicle.
Originally posted by jasonjnelson
I can't believe that the right thing has happened here? what does this mean?
I had top follow the links before I could really get to the meat of this. I think it funny that we have all been discussing this for days, and now we see that maybe, just maybe, parents still have rights!
Originally posted by Sonya610
I doubt if there was any real gov "brain washing" going on. Those kids may have "feared the evil outsiders who may take them away one day" and then it happened.
I would expect they will be traumatized because their worst fears came true. The physical exams were probably horrid on the older kids, and god only knows what they experienced in their foster homes.
Originally posted by mybigunitOh Im sure there was some brainwashing going. ... Here you ever tried this McDonalds try this or you ever seen TV before here watch some TV.