Amish leader gets 15 years for beard, hair attacks

Posted: February 9, 2013 at 5:20 a.m.

Amish men and women leave the federal courthouse in Cleveland on Friday after sentencing in a rash of hair-cutting attacks.

The leader of a dissident Amish sect was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for a series of beard- and hair cutting attacks on other Ohio Amish that drew national attention.

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