Meet The Four Amish Women Added To That Federal Hair-Cutting Indictment

Investigators today released mug shots of the four women who were recently added to an indictment charging other members of an Amish sect with forcibly cutting off the beard and head hair of religious foes.

In a superseding indictment returned in late-March, federal prosecutors allege that the quartet participated last September in a home invasion during which an Amish couple were forcibly shorn with scissors and a battery-powered clipper.

According to prosecutors, the four women are married to nephews of Samuel Mullet, the 66-year-old Amish bishop who heads a clan located in Bergholz, Ohio. Miller has been accused of directing the hair-cutting attacks and exerting control over followers by “taking the wives of other men into his home, and by overseeing various means of disciplining community members, including corporal punishment.”

Pictured in the above United States Marshals Service booking photos are, clockwise from upper left, Lovina Miller; Kathryn Miller; Elizabeth Miller; and Emma Miller.

The women, arraigned last week on felony charges, are each free on $20,000 unsecured bond.