Some how I don’t think this news will make the Today show.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado woman alleged to have sparked the raid on the polygamous FLDS ranch in Texas with bogus tips may be on the run.
On Monday, an arrest warrant was issued for Rozita Swinton after she failed to show up for a court hearing on charges of violating her probation for one of two other false-reporting cases against her, court administrator Lori McKager told Salt Lake City’s 2News.
Swinton is accused of violating her probation stemming from her 2007 guilty plea for telling police she was a 16-year-old girl who was suicidal after giving birth.
Authorities have linked her to a phone number used to call a Texas crisis center thought to have triggered an April raid where more than 460 children were removed from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Yearning for Zion ranch in Eldorado, Texas.
Swinton, 33, faces jail time if found guilty of violating probation
If not for Don Surber’s blog post, I wouldn’t have known that the FLDS travesty, was all the result of an adult pretending to be sixteen. Funny when children’s and family lives were being disrupted, it was front page news and worthy of all sorts of media attention. Now that the truth is coming out, its not worth mentioning. The Baby 81 incident, but on a much bigger scale. The stories of multiple couples claiming to be the baby’s parents was also learned to be a hoax, but sensation beat truth there also. Only a few bloggers and some South Asian news services reporting what really took place.
If found guilty, I hope Rozita Swinton gets the worst possible sentence. It will be a pinprick compared to the chaos she caused.