Members of Strict 35 sect charged in case of 14-Year-old runaway

Police: Women, Man Hide Girl From Troopers, Parents

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Two Lancaster County women and a man have been charged in connection with the case of a 14-year-old runaway.

On Dec. 10, state police investigated a report of a missing girl in the 100 block of West Maple Grove Road in Brecknock Township.

Troopers determined that the girl had run away and that people were concealing her whereabouts.
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Investigators say some members of the conservative religious group known as Strict 35 planned to take the girl to Kentucky.
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- Source / Full Story: 3 Charged In Case Of 14-Year-Old Runaway, WGAL, Jan. 28, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

The group referred to is known as the Daniel Hoover group, actually a sect of the so-called ‘Thirty-fivers’ or Reidenback Mennonites; itself a sect of the Old Order Groffdale Conference — and so on…

The sect members charged were Rachel Zimmerman Starr, Aaron Zimmerman Hoover and Alda Hoover Martin.

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