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More testimony from Angie Voss, Supervisor for investigation for Child Protection Services:
She began to see a pattern, she began to note that there were mothers who were 16 and they were married and called each other sister wives.
Many of the girls talked, said that if the prophet wanted them to marry, then they were supposed to do that.
She was finding the girls would switch their names, wouldn’t give the full names, none of them knew their date of birth.
In the classrooms, she saw attendance logs. She did not know she was only in the boys' classrooms. Merril Jessop showed them downstairs to where the girls' classroom was.
She wanted to see the 10th grade girl classrooms. None of the 10th grade classrooms had attendance logs. She asked Merril where the attendance logs were, similar to the ones found in the boys classrooms.
In the girls' classrooms, in the desks they found their journals. She reviewed some. Olive told her she wanted to "plead the 5th."
The demeanor she observed from the girls was very closed off, like they didn't want to answer that question.
Some would say who the father of the house was. But the girls did not know how to answer if that was the “biological father." They don’t speak in those terms.
She says she reached a brick wall. The girls would talk about their activities, their beliefs, their prophet, but when it came to specifics about their families, they couldn't answer.
There were families with lots of wives and all the children called them all their mother.
After the first round of interviews, she thought there were more girls. The girls would talk of other girls that they hadn’t met inside their homes.
She asked the state ranger to ask Merril about the other girls. Merril advised he would bring four of them, but didn't. They did bring in 15 more, but only one of them was on the list they requested.
The girls were reporting that there is no age too young to be spiritually united. There were girls who seemed to be very pregnant. There were some Sarah’s on the ranch - the name of the young woman who had called authorities saying she feared abuse.
Some said Sarah did exist that she was seen on Sunday in the garden. But no one was ever able to point out the Sarah she was looking for.
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