Freedom of Religion

Amish Group Guilty of Hate Crimes

Forcibly cut hair and beards, face 10 years in jail

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Members of an Amish breakaway group have been found guilty of hate crimes for forcibly cutting the beards and hair of community members.

The leader of the group, Samuel Mullet, has also been convicted of planning the five attacks last year in eastern Ohio.

The 16 face 10 years or more in jail over the incidents, prompted by a dispute over religious differences.