Canadian Royal Mounted Police have a list of 30 girls who may have been abused or trafficked for sex by members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and plan to visit Utah and Texas to investigate.
The girls range in age from 12 to 17, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, a spokesman for the Mounties. The planned U.S. trips were not spurred by the trial of FLDS president and prophet Warren Jeffs, Moskaluk said.
Rather, the trips are related to an ongoing inquiry in British Columbia about polygamy there, Moskaluk said.