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False report arrest in Colo. may be linked to FLDS raid

False report arrest in Colo. may be linked to FLDS raid



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Andrew Adams and KSL TV News reporting Police in Colorado Springs, Colo., have arrested a woman for allegedly making false reports to authorities. Those reports may be linked to the raid of an FLDS compound in Texas.

Texas rangers were on hand in Colorado as part of the FLDS investigation when Rozita Swinton was arrested, though Colorado authorities aren't giving further explanation. However, well-known anti-polygamy activist Flora Jessop claims she led authorities to Swinton after receiving several calls from her in the last two weeks.

"She was claiming that her sister, Sarah, was the one who made the original call in Texas, that her baby had been taken away from her, and that she was afraid to come forward and talk because she'd been threatened," Jessop said.

Jessop believes Swinton was the one who called Texas authorities, prompting the raid of the FLDS ranch. Swinton was not arrested by Texas authorities, so her connection to the case is unknown.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

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