A Schleicher County jury deliberated 90-minutes Tuesday before finding Allan Eugene Keate, 57, guilty of Sexual Abuse of a Child. He is the second YFZ Ranch defendant to be convicted on such a charge since the now famous raid on ranch in April of 2008.
The case revolved around DNA evidence which Deputy Attorney General Eric Nichols used to prove Keate fathered a child with his under aged victim who was determined to be one of his polygamous wives. Meanwhile, documents seized during the raid were used to place Keate and the alleged victim at the YFZ Ranch when the child was conceived.
For their part, defense attorneys Randy Wilson and Don Payne offered the jury very little in the way of an alternate theory of the crime and called only two witnesses, John Walsh, an authority of the mainline Mormon church, and Sheriff David Doran. Neither of the men seemed to help Keate's case.