Windsor Star A Quebec Court judge has ordered the removal of 14 children aged two months to 16 years from the ultra-orthodox sect Lev Tahor, to be placed in foster homes.
Judge Pierre Hamel issued the ruling Wednesday night, ordering the children be removed from the community and placed in foster homes immediately, for at least 30 days.
The ruling comes after about 200 members of the sect fled to Chatham Nov. 18 to avoid a youth court hearing.
Hamel ordered members of the Lev Tahor community to refrain from contacting the children in any way, except for their parents, whose contact will be supervised by youth protection officials.
Among the children ordered removed are a 16-year-old girl and her two-month-old baby.[...]