Seized Mennonite Children Home Soon

Some old-order Mennonite children will be back with parents within weeks: lawyer
By: The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – About half of the 40 children seized from an old-order Mennonite community in Manitoba could be back with their parents by the end of the month, a lawyer for some of the families said Friday.
The children were taken by social workers in June after 13 people in the orthodox community were charged with child abuse — including alleged assaults using cattle prods, whips and leather straps.
Five couples, who have a total of 19 children, were in a court hearing Friday that was closed to the media. Afterward, their lawyer Paul Walsh said Child and Family Services has agreed to a timeline that will see all of his clients’ children returned by Nov. 1.

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/some-old-order-mennonite-children-will-be-back-with-parents-within-weeks-lawyer-226518401.html

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