More bigamy charges filed in Texas sect case

ELDORADO, Texas (AP) -- Two members of a polygamist group have been indicted on bigamy charges by a Texas grand jury.

Both 57-year-old Michael Emack and 36-year-old Raymond Jessop are already accused of sexual assault of a child.

The two men are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a breakaway sect of the Mormon church.

The name or charge on a third indictment issued Thursday has not been released because it has not yet been served.

The indictments against Emack and Jessop include few details of the accusations. But church records, released as part of a separate custody case, show Jessop, who was already married, was married to the daughter of jailed sect leader Warren Jeffs the day after she turned 15.

Under Texas law, someone younger than 17 cannot generally consent to sex with an adult.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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