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Police Raid Compound In New Mexico, Rescue 11 Emaciated Children Living In Squalor

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe described the children, ranging in age from 1 to 15, as hungry, thirsty and filthy. Two men at the compound were arrested and three women were briefly detained.

Police in rural New Mexico have rescued 11 children living in what authorities have described as a squalid compound after receiving a tip that they were "starving."

The children, ranging in age from 1 to 15, were removed from the compound in the small community of Amalia, near the New

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