More Sect Members Could Face Charges in Texas Polygamy Case

Staff Report

The Associated Press

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Five men from a polygamist sect raided by Texas authorities in April stand accused of sexually assaulting children.

But The Associated Press reports they're unlikely to be the only ones.

Church documents disclosed as part of a separate child custody case over the last several months identify at least ten other men as married to girls who were 16 or younger.

In all, about 20 underage girls, a few as young as 12, are identified in the documents as married to now-jailed sect leader Warren Jeffs or one of his followers.

Over six days in April, Texas authorities collected more than 400 boxes of documents from the West Texas ranch of the polygamist group that was raided.

The Schleicher County grand jury that indicted five FLDS men on sexual assault and a sixth for failing to report abuse is scheduled to meet again tomorrow.