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Texas Conviction Upheld Of Warren Jeffs Follower

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Texas appeals court has upheld the conviction of a follower of jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the court ruled Friday against 60-year-old Allan Keate, who was sentenced to 33 years in prison in 2009 for the sexual assault of a child.

Prosecutors used DNA tests and Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints records to show Keate sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl he took as a polygamous wife in 2004.

Keate appealed, saying the girl who gave birth to a son could have been artificially inseminated or impregnated outside Texas where they lived.

Appeals court judges disagreed, saying “it is not incumbent upon the State to exclude `every reasonable hypothesis other than guilt’ for the evidence to be considered sufficient.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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