Amish group in court
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Amish haircut attackers guilty of hate crimes

21 September 2012 Last updated at 03:23 BST

Members of an Amish breakaway group have been found guilty of hate crimes for forcibly cutting the beards and hair of community members.

The leader of the group, Samuel Mullet, has also been convicted of planning the five attacks last year in eastern Ohio.

The 16 face 10 years or more in jail over the incidents, which followed a dispute over religious differences.

Wendy Urquhart reports.