MANTI — John Coltharp, a person concerned with a doomsday sect in southern Utah, has agreed to a plea deal in a child intercourse abuse case.
Coltharp used to be concerned with the Knights of the Crystal Blade non secular crew and used to be accused of kidnapping his two younger daughters within the faraway west wilderness the city of Lund in December.
Coltharp, 34, had confronted charges of child bigamy, a second-degree prison, and sodomy of a child, a first-degree prison. He pleaded guilty to the ones charges on Wednesday in sixth District Court in Manti, in accordance to courtroom information.
The phrases of the plea deal weren’t instantly transparent. His sentencing listening to is about for August eight.
In any other case, he faces charges of child kidnapping, a first-degree prison; and obstructing justice by means of concealing an individual, a category A misdemeanor.
Samuel Warren Shaffer, 34, additionally confronted similar to child sodomy, kidnapping and bigamy, in accordance to courtroom information. He used to be sentenced to 26 years to existence in jail remaining month.
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