Swinton has lately been convicted in Colorado of essentially similar charges, but oddly enough nobody in Texas seems interested in prosecuting her or even really finding out her story regarding the phone calls leading up to the YFZ Ranch raid. According to her lawyer,
to his knowledge, his client is not facing any criminal charges in Texas.To repeat what I wrote last year, "why hasn't Rozita Swinton been charged for her instigatory role in the Texas case? I think it's precisely because the last thing Judge Walther and the Texas Rangers want is for her to be cross-examined under oath about who knew what when and how she was able to pull off such a grand imposture." If that were to happen, I suspect it would reveal improprieties by authorities that would invalidate the search warrant used to get onto the property. I continue to believe officials were looking for any excuse to launch such a raid and knew or should have known at the time they went in that the call was a likely hoax.
“I believe the phone call in Texas resulted in the prosecution of some people who were sexually assaulting young women,” ... “If anyone felt that Ms. Swinton was involved in that, that’s a good thing.”
Texas authorities, however, said they are still looking into Swinton’s role in the case.
“Our inquiry into Rozita Swinton and other aspects of this case is ongoing,” said Jerry Strickland, spokesman for the Texas Attorney General.
The only other reason I can think of for failing to charge Swinton would be if prosecutors simply agree with her lawyer that the end justifies the means and that all the kids CPS illegally seized were acceptable collateral consequences that should be overlooked in deference to the larger goal of driving the YFZ Ranch residents out of Schleicher County. If that's the case, perhaps the Attorney General should just publish a list of unpopular victims - polygamists, illegal immigrants, Wiccans, or whoever - against whom crimes will be tolerated in Texas, just so we can all get on the same page.