Local Attorney Returns to San Angelo

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Status hearings for the 416 children seized from a polygamist ranch in El Dorado, will begin next week.

Local attorney John Quinn will be there. Quinn volunteered his time to represent some of the sect's children, and will be back in District Court in San Angelo, on Monday.

Quinn says the judge will try to group all the children from one family together for the status hearings.

She'll then decide which, if any of the kids and their parents should be reunited.

"But to do that, we have to figure out where the kids are in terms of emotional development, educational development, medical problems and what their parents are willing to do to guarantee the safety of the children," said Quinn.

Quinn says the process is further complicated by DNA results that haven't come back yet.

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