Ken Paxton

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wendell Lloyd Nielsen Pleads No Contest to Three Counts of Bigamy

Statement from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

"Yesterday Wendell Lloyd Nielsen pled no contest to three counts of bigamy and was sentenced to ten years in prison, probated for ten years."

A total of 12 YFZ Ranch-related defendants have been indicted on sexual assault of a child, bigamy or other charges. Nine defendants have been convicted on felony charges and sentenced to prison. The other three defendants are awaiting trial. All prosecutions are being handled by the Office of the Attorney General, which is working in cooperation with 51st Judicial District Attorney Steve Lupton.