Monday, December 21, 2009

FLDS Polygamist Gets 33 Years For Sexual Assault On Child

Last Thursday, a jury in Eldorado, Texas last Thursday sentenced FLDS member Allan Eugene Keate to 33 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. The Salt Lake Tribune last week reported on the conviction of Keate for his "spiritual " or "celestial" polygamous marriage to a 15-year-old girl who gave birth at age 16. The San Angelo Standard Times reports that Keate had given away three of his own daughters in marriage to older men. Keate was one of ten men indicted in November 2008 on charges of sexual assault growing out of illegal marriages to underage girls. AP reports that Keate had six wives ages 17 to 49 in 2007.