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Third Polygamist Religious Sect Faces Charges In Texas
As I write this I am beginning to wonder how many fruitcakes like Allen Keate, David Koresh, and Charles Manson are out there? I have always said I don't care about a personal sexual preference, but that is between two consenting adults. I said "ADULTS." My attitude has always been "you stay out of my bedroom and I'll stay out of yours," but if my 13 0r 15 year old daughter is in your bedroom the game changes. Then it becomes my business and that of the local authorities.
Most residents of Eldorado, Texas are familiar with the "Yearning for Zion Ranch" sect and the April 2008 raid that removed 439 children from the ranch. Women in parire dresses were also removed, they were later ordered to return the children to their parents.
Allan Keate, 57, is the second member of the church to face criminal charges and if convicted faces life in prison for his "spiritual marriage to a 15 years old girl. The first trial , that of Raymond Jessop last month ended when the jury convicted him of sexual assualt of a child, and sentenced hime to ten years in prison.
Church records seized from the ranch were used to build criminal cases against some of the sect men. A total of 11 men have been charged on felony charges , including sexual assualt and bigamy. The sect doctor faces charges of failing to report child abuse. The records seized indicated that Keate had six wives in March of 2007, ranging in age from 17 to 49 years old.
Writings by the sects leader, Jeff Warrens, also seized indicate that two of the wives were assigned to Keates to from one of Jeffs brothers, whom Jeffs considered to be an instrument of Lucifer. The Lord had me seal eleven of his former ladies living on the land to other men in the sect. He then ticked off the names of the women and the men they were assigned to. It was a total of five men. The children of his brother and the women were also reassigned.
The jury selection was attended by Texas Attorney General, Gregg Abbot. The sect spokesman said it for political ,but Abbots office denied any politics. he stated that anytime a child is at risk in a situation like this, the Office of the Attorney General is committed to seeking justice.
The Attorney General attended the jury selection as part of the prosecutorial team.
What is it that make people follow these guys?? Personally I wouldn't follow them to the store. But to give them your children as wives when they are only babies? What is this world coming to?