A three day social services ordeal ends peacefully

According to Kentucky State Police, a social worker and deputy sheriff went to Levita Township, a religious sect in Grayson County on December 4, 2007 to answer a referal of neglect in regard to four minors.

The deputy sheriff and social workers were turned away.

According to Barbara Casey, the grandmother to three of the minors and great grandmother to the fourth, the two were turned away because she wasn’t there and social services wanted to take the children.

On December 5, the social workers served a court order to see the children and take them into custody.

Casey said they refused to hand over the children because authorities could not show them a court order.

On December 6, KSP along with the SWAT team and social services returned to the community. After a four hour stand-off, the four children left the religious sect with the social workers.

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