A lawyer for a 14-year-old girl that is on a list of so-called "disputed minors" said this morning she is not pregnant as Texas child welfare authorities have alleged.So now CPS is zero for 10 when they "dispute" FLDS women's claims about their ages or pregnancy status.
"My client does not have children. (She) is not pregnant. She's the youngest on the list of disputed minors," said Andrea Sloan.
The judge hearing the case objected, saying that was not what the hearing was about. But Sloan pressed forward.
"The department is communicating to the public that there are 14-year olds who are pregnant," she said.
Texas Child Protective Services caseworker Ashley Kennedy said that investigations were still ongoing.
The bombshell was dropped during the hearing involving Adeline Barlow, 38, the mother of a 10-year-old and the 14-year-old.
One notices, though, that we're not seeing the same national headlines walking back false claims by the agency that 60% of teen girls at the YFZ Ranch were pregnant or had children. These step by step retractions so far have garnered far less attention than the original false allegations.
Thanks to commenter KBP who pointed out the story in one of his Johnny on the spot updates in Grits' comments.