New Indictments in Texas Polygamist Case

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - A grand jury has indicted another three
members of a polygamist sect that was the focus of a massive raid
in west Texas during the spring.

The state attorney general's office says four people are named in eight new indictments, but one of them, sect leader Warren Jeffs, had been previously charged.

The grand jury in Eldorado, Texas, has now charged 12 members of
the group that calls itself the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The attorney general's office says a sexual assault charge was added against Jeffs, who previously was charged in Texas with bigamy and aggravated sexual assault of a child. Two people were indicted on bigamy charges, and another was charged with conducting an unlawful marriage ceremony involving a minor.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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