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3 more polygamist-sect members indicted in Texas
Associated Press ^ | September 23, 2008

Posted on 09/23/2008 2:48:09 PM PDT by Zakeet

A west Texas grand jury investigating allegations that members of a polygamist sect sexually abused girls indicted three more people Tuesday, raising the number of defendants in the case to nine.

Each of the sect members indicted Tuesday by the Schleicher County grand jury was charged with sexual assault of a child, and two face an additional charge of bigamy, state Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a statement. Abbott's office has taken over prosecution of the case from local authorities in the tiny county.

The names of those charged were not immediately released, but none had been charged previously. The grand jury earlier had indicted six other members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including jailed sect leader Warren Jeffs.

The grand jury has now met three times to consider evidence against residents of the Yearning For Zion Ranch, which is run by the FLDS, a breakaway Mormon sect.

All but one of those indicted has been charged with sexual abuse of a child, and some also have been charged with bigamy. The sect's doctor has been charged only with three misdemeanor counts of failure to report child abuse.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Other non-Christian
KEYWORDS: flds; indictment; lds; mormon; polygamy

Numerous documents and photos disclosed as part of a separate child custody case show girls, some as young as 12, purportedly married to middle-aged men.

1 posted on 09/23/2008 2:48:09 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Meanwhile, muslims who do the same thing in the USA get a free pass.


2 posted on 09/23/2008 2:53:56 PM PDT by PeterFinn (NObama in NOvember.)
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To: PeterFinn

Greg Abbott has an 89% indictment rate. Basically, this means whatever charge is put before ‘his’ grand jury will be true billed.

Just sayin’...


3 posted on 09/23/2008 2:55:27 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Zakeet

two face an additional charge of bigamy
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ROFLMBO


4 posted on 09/23/2008 2:55:50 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: Zakeet

All but one of those indicted has been charged with sexual abuse of a child....The sect’s doctor has been charged only with three misdemeanor counts of failure to report child abuse.
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How come it’s not a felony to cover up child abuse...

aiding and abetting...

etc


5 posted on 09/23/2008 2:58:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: AlmaKing

Then maybe we can give him a nudge and ask him to start investigating the 20-30 year old muslim men who take trips to their home countries and return to the USA with their underage ‘sisters’ and ‘cousins’ who are in fact their wives.


6 posted on 09/23/2008 2:58:40 PM PDT by PeterFinn (NObama in NOvember.)
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To: Zakeet

Men from the FLDS indicted on sexual abuse of minors charges.

Who woulda thunk?


7 posted on 09/23/2008 3:03:30 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: PeterFinn

In Islamic nations, it is quite common to marry a cousin. Hence a man coming back with his cousin is probably bringing back his wife, too. So the “cousin” part isn’t a lie, just the failure to register a polygamist family.


8 posted on 09/23/2008 3:10:02 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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To: brytlea; Tennessee Nana; Politicalmom; metmom

Who is really surprised?


9 posted on 09/23/2008 3:10:16 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: PeterFinn

They’re next. Got some names and addresses?


10 posted on 09/23/2008 3:18:04 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tbw2
The functional term in my post was "underage".

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=67678

11 posted on 09/23/2008 3:23:59 PM PDT by PeterFinn (NObama in NOvember.)
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To: muawiyah

See my post above this one.


12 posted on 09/23/2008 3:29:02 PM PDT by PeterFinn (NObama in NOvember.)
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To: metmom; UCANSEE2; Gamecock
Men from the FLDS indicted on sexual abuse of minors charges.

NO! It CAN"T be! We were assured that the State of Texas made a horrible mistake and the FLDS were all pure as driven snow!

13 posted on 09/23/2008 3:41:00 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 ("I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. ( DBM)
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To: greyfoxx39

I guess those escapees weren’t lying after all.


14 posted on 09/23/2008 3:48:19 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: greyfoxx39

“raising the number of defendants in the case to nine. “

I predicted 10 would be indicted. Getting close.


15 posted on 09/23/2008 3:59:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Zakeet

Thank you for posting this article.



16 posted on 09/23/2008 4:00:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Alice in Wonderland; hocndoc; deport; patton; LeGrande; Saundra Duffy

Ping.


17 posted on 09/23/2008 4:01:55 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: PeterFinn

So by your logic, if I get this correct because someone else maybe getting away with a crime we do not pursue this crime?


18 posted on 09/23/2008 4:08:20 PM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: greyfoxx39
NO! It CAN"T be! We were assured that the State of Texas made a horrible mistake and the FLDS were all pure as driven snow!

No we were not. We saw the State not "doing it right". Now they are. They should have done it this way in the first place.

As it is, they'll be lucky if the evidence collected while doing it wrong isn't through out, and the lawbreakers let go.

19 posted on 09/23/2008 4:19:26 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
through out

thrown out.

20 posted on 09/23/2008 4:21:53 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: UCANSEE2

Thanks for the ping.


21 posted on 09/23/2008 5:04:04 PM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: metmom

I never thought they were....However you know you are going to get that witch hunt business coming at you soon don’t you? lmao ~Pandy~


22 posted on 09/23/2008 5:11:43 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: colorcountry; greyfoxx39; Pan_Yans Wife; MHGinTN; Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; Osage Orange; ...

Polygamy update ping!


23 posted on 09/23/2008 5:51:56 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: greyfoxx39

Men are indicted.......

I wonder when those pure women folk who sat idly by and let those childern be abused are going to get some charges filed against them? They are at least as complicit as the doctor who drew misdemeanor charges.


24 posted on 09/23/2008 6:56:51 PM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: deport

I have the same question.

In a previous FLDS case, a victim was promised they would not go after her mother if she testified against her abuser.

I have no idea if this is the situation in any of the Texas cases.


25 posted on 09/24/2008 12:09:07 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Zakeet; greyfoxx39
She needs to move that box of tissues closer to the camera in order to magnify the "sympathy" effect of this staged photo taken by the Salt Lake Tribune.


26 posted on 09/24/2008 2:46:41 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: PeterFinn; AlmaKing; All
Now Peter, you KNOW we're not suppose to talk bad about the *Religion of Peace*.

Besides, I the Muzzies are more clever than the FLDS.

27 posted on 09/24/2008 4:08:09 AM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Zakeet
I was framed I tells ya, framed!

Yeah, yeah, that's it, it was them CPS peoples, they done it....


28 posted on 09/24/2008 6:27:38 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Finally a Conservative on the RNC ticket....)
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