Germany

German Authorities Remove Children From US-Founded Christian Sect

Say there was evidence of child abuse taking place

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German police have raided two communities in Bavaria belonging to a Christian sect and removed 40 children.

There was new evidence of ongoing child abuse by members of the Twelve Tribes sect, officials told Germany's Spiegel Online website.

Witnesses of the dawn raids said there was no resistance from the group members, who denied the allegations, Augsburger Allgemeine reports.