The leader of 16 Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith has lost another request to be released from prison.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Authorities in Ohio report another attack on an Amish man whose hair and beard were cut.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla says the elderly man was attacked Wednesday while visiting his son in a community that's home to five suspects charged in an earlier beard-cutting attack linked to religious differences.
The sheriff tells media outlets in Steubenville that the Ashland County man had been invited to visit his son. Abdalla warned the son in advance that he didn't want trouble.
The sheriff says the victim approached him after the attack and said he was scared and upset but would not press charges.
Cutting the hair or beard would be considered insulting among Amish.
Authorities in Carroll, Holmes and Trumbull counties are investigating similar alleged attacks.
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The Amish schoolhouse quiets as students in first through eighth grades settle into tight rows of scuffed metal desks to begin singing, their voices rising and dipping like the surrounding hills.
The leader of a group of 16 Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith has lost a request to be released from prison pending an appeal of his conviction and sentencing.
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