SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Images of seized letters and other documents were displayed by prosecutors in the San Angelo trial of a polygamist group member charged with sexual assault of a child.
Testimony was scheduled to resume Tuesday in the trial of Keith William Dutson Jr., who faces allegations from August 2006.
The state on Monday offered items taken from the Yearning For Zion Ranch during a 2008 raid.
John Sampson, who teaches at the University of Texas School of Law, testified that from the evidence the state gave him there was no legal marriage between Dutson, who was 21, and the 16-year-old girl.
The San Angelo Standard-Times reports defense attorney Brandon Hudson suggested all that was lacking for a legal marriage "was the paperwork," that the parents gave their consent and a ceremony was held.