5 Polygamist Church Members Jailed

July 28, 2008,0,2784569.htmlstory

[with photos of the accused]

ELDORADO — Five members of a polygamist sect have turned themselves in to authorities.

They each surrendered Monday afternoon at the Schleicher County Sheriff's Office, after a grand jury indicted them on charges including sexual assault of a child and bigamy.

Here are the men indicted and the charges they face:
Raymond Merrill Jessop, 36. Sexually assaulting a child.

Allan Eugene Keate, 56. Sexually assaulting a child.

Michael George Emack, 57. Sexually assaulting a child.

Merrill Leroy Jessop, 33. Sexually assaulting a child and bigamy.

Lloyd Hammon Barlow, 38. Failure to report child abuse.

The grand jury also indicted former FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs. He is charged with sexually assaulting a child. Jeffs is in prison in Arizona for an earlier conviction.


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