Category: Wilbur Eash

Amish sect leader may be in prison for up to

The Holland Sentinel, Mar. 8, 2003 By NATE REENS A Holland man who led a dissident Amish sect on the city’s south side will serve up to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teen-age follower. Police say Wilbur Eash, 50, served as a spiritual advisor and life counselor for dozens of people who broke away from a mainstream Amish community in northern Indiana and settled in Holland in 1994. Last August, Eash was accused of violating a 14-year-old boy, the son of a woman who followed Eash to the area. He was originally charged with first-degree criminal