|8 Men Indicted In Polygamous Community|
The Associated Press|
KXAN-TV 36 - Austin, Texas
Colorado City, Ariz. -- An ex-Utah police officer is among eight members of a polygamous community indicted on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and conspiracy.
Prosecutors say one of the men was arrested Friday, while the others turned themselves into Mohave County, Arizona, authorities Monday.
The men are accused of sexual misconduct with a minor and conspiracy relating to spiritual unions in Colorado City, Arizona. If convicted, authorities said each of the eight men could serve up to two years in prison.
One of the men indicted, Rodney Holm, is a former police officer in neighboring Hildale, Utah. He was previously convicted in Utah of bigamy and illegal sex with a teenage girl that he had taken as a third wife.
Warren Jeffs, the church's reclusive leader, was charged in Arizona in early June with counts that include conspiracy to commit sexual conduct with a minor. He remains a fugitive.
Jeffs is the reclusive leader of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was believed to have been at a West Texas retreat the sect is building near Eldorado, Texas, when he was indicted. The FBI said last week it believes Jeffs has been in Colorado and another polygamous community in British Columbia since then.
Originally broadcast July 12, 2005
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