Agents found a bed in the temple with disturbed linens and what appeared to be a female hair, said the affidavit signed by Texas Ranger Leslie Brooks Long. The temple also contained multiple locked safes, vaults and desk drawers that authorities sought access to as they searched for records showing alleged marriages of underage girls as young as 12 or 13 to older men and births among the teens. The affidavit unsealed Wednesday mentions a year-old girl who has four children. Also Wednesday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers completed a weeklong search of the 1,acre grounds, said spokeswoman Tela Mange. Lawyers for the sect had wanted to cut off the wide-ranging search as it dragged on but agreed in court Wednesday to the appointment of a special master who will vet what is expected to be hundreds of boxes of records, computers and even family Bibles for records that should not become evidence for legal or religious reasons. Gerry Goldstein, a San Antonio lawyer flanked by nine other attorneys the church hired, said the search of the temple is analogous to a law enforcement search of the Vatican or other holy places. The church lawyers described in documents three men being dragged from the temple as law enforcement sought entry for the search. Troopers also arrested two men over the week and charged them with interfering with the search. Prosecutor Allison Palmer argued the search was to uncover any evidence of criminal activity, not to malign a religion. The search of the compound in Eldorado, 40 miles south of San Angelo, began last Thursday after a year-old girl called a local family violence shelter to report her year-old husband beat and raped her.
A child sex offender forced two teens to have sex at gunpoint then raped one of them, police said. Evelio Espinoza-Erazo, 32, was recently identified by police as the suspect who kidnapped the teens and sexually assaulted them in June in Houston, Texas. Investigators said Espinoza-Erazo abducted the teens as they ate outside a fast food restaurant then drove them to a wooded area nearby. There, he forced the teens to have sex with each other, police said. Afterwards, he allegedly sexually assaulted the female victim. As Espinoza-Erazo assaulted the female victim, he put his gun on the ground, allowing her to grab it and point it at her attacker, according to police. Espinoza-Erazo then fled into the woods and was not immediately found. The girl was taken to the hospital after the attack, according to The Houston Chronicle. Espinoza-Erazo was deported to Honduras two weeks after the DNA analysis identified him as a suspect in the case. However, the charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon were not filed against Espinoza-Erazo until December, leading to questions of whether authorities knew he was a suspect in the case before they deported him.
A Redcliffe father who sexually abused a young girl and kept a hidden collection of child abuse material will spend a maximum of nine years behind bars for his heinous offending. The young girl had not even reached her sixth birthday when Shenton Lee Flenady, 42, began raping and sexually abusing her over 12 months, the Brisbane District Court heard. Flenady documented his heinous abuse by taking photographs of the girl performing sex acts and ordered her not to tell anyone. Girls' college sports coach jailed for sex with student. Jealous rage: Noosa murderer's appeal decision. The photos were later discovered among a cache of more than child exploitation images, and prosecutor Geoffrey Wong said Flenady had saved them on four online accounts he kept guarded with passwords. Flenady appeared by video in court this afternoon where he pleaded guilty to maintaining a sexual relationship with a child, possessing child exploitation material and using a carriage service to access child exploitation material.
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