Friday, March 30, 2012

4 More Indicted In Amish Beard Cutting Assaults

As previously reported, last December a federal grand jury in Ohio returned a 7-count indictment charging 10 Amish men and two Amish women in five separate assaults on members of a rival Amish group. The assaults involved forcibly cutting the beards of the victims. A Department of Justice press release on Wednesday reports that a superseding indictment has now been handed down. The new indictment adds four women as defendants.