We've heard a lot about the possible mistreatment of girls in the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints community, but reports are just beginning to emerge about the sexual abuse of young boys as well. Texas officials are investigating the boys taken from the Yearning For Zion compound after "interviews and journal entries suggested young boys may have been sexually abused," reports USA Today. Many of the boys also have broken bones, but doctors who examined the children said the injuries were from minor accidents and did not indicate a parental harm. FLDS spokesman Rod Parker told the AP, "Probably over 90% of the injuries are forearm fractures from ground-level or low level falls... I can also tell you that we don't live in a community where there is a pattern of abuse." [USA Today]


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