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Update: Judge orders all children out of FLDS compound

Published April 5, 2008 8:37 am

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Posted: 8:32 AM- Early Saturday, two shuttle vans left the First Baptist Church in Eldorado, where many of the girls from the FLDS ranch were taken Friday.

An order issued by Judge Barbara Walther of the 51st District Court instructed officials to bring all children, including boys under age 18, out of the compound.

Nathan Butler of San Angelo, the attorney for the FLDS in Eldorado, on Saturday declined to comment.

And a recorded message on the phone of Tom Vinger, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said that at the request of the district attorney, the department will have no further updates on the FLDS case.

Also, authorities have restricted the airspace around the ranch until at least 7 p.m. Saturday.