ELDORADO, TEXAS (CN) – Six men in the fundamentalist Mormon “Yearning for Zion” compound were indicted Tuesday on charges of sexual assault and bigamy, including the group’s leader, Warren Jeffs. Jeffs, who is in an Arizona jail on separate charges, is charged with first-degree felony sexual assault of a child, said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
The other as-yet unnamed suspects also were charged with felony sexual assault of minor girls. The indictments were issued by a Schleicher County grand jury.
One suspect faces an additional three counts of failure to report child abuse, Abbott said.
Arrest warrants are still under review, Abbott says, in refusing to provide further information.