Raymond Merril Jessop, 36, Merril Leroy Jessop, 33, Alan Eugene Keate, 56, and Michael George Emack, 57, each entered not guilty pleas Monday as they appeared before 51st District Judge Barbara Walther during arraignment proceedings. The men, each represented by an attorney, waived their right to have the charges against them formally read aloud in court.
They were previously indicted by a Schleicher County Grand Jury on felony charges of Sexual Assault of a Child and Bigamy.
Bail restrictions on the men were relaxed a bit, during the hearing. Judge Walther agreed to let the men travel outside Schleicher County in order to work but ordered them not to leave Texas.
Two of the men, Michael George Emack and Alan Eugene Keate will be allowed to travel to Utah in order to get their trucks and tools. The men must then return to Texas and remain in the Lone Star state until their trials, Walther ruled.