Tag: Daniel Hoover Group

‘Strict 35’ sect members headed to trial in attempted luring

Strict 35 Members of a religious group known as Strict 35 will face trial for allegedly trying to lure a 14-year-old girl away from her family.

The pastor and two adult female members of Reidenbach Mennonite Church on Thursday were ordered to stand trial in Lancaster County Court on felony charges of concealing Ramsey from the police and her distraught parents on Dec. 10, 2009.

A sect pulls up stakes

Strict 35 The 47-year-old Hoover belongs to a small Mennonite sect that rejects modern trappings and immerses itself in the teachings of Scripture.

Recently, though, the group’s loyalty to God’s law got it tangled up with man’s.

Police arrested Hoover in December along with Rachel Starr – his 54-year-old sister and a resident of the same rural community in Brecknock Township — for concealing a 15-year-old girl who wanted to join their church.