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Second Polygamist Trial Gets Underway

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - A second member of a polygamist church raided in Texas last year goes on trial for sexual assault of a child Tuesday.

Allan Keate was allegedly married in the polygamist group to a girl when she was 15. Authorities say she got pregnant when she was 16, younger than Texas' age of consent.

The 57-year-old faces up to life in prison if convicted. Keate is the second member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to go on trial since Texas authorities raided their West Texas ranch in April 2008.

Raymond Jessop, the first member to face trial, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual assault of a child last month.

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