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PLEAS WITHDRAWN

Two more female members of an alleged Ogden polygamist group were allowed Wednesday to withdraw their guilty pleas to allegations that they sexually abused children within the group.

Laura Brokaw, 50, was allowed to withdraw her two guilty pleas of first-degree attempted sexual abuse of a child by 2nd District Judge Ronald O. Hyde. Her case will now be sent back to 2nd Circuit Court where a preliminary hearing will be scheduled.Virginia Stagg, 31, had pleaded guilty to charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and forceable sexual abuse, both second-degree felonies, but 2nd District Judge David Roth granted her motion to withdraw those pleas. A trial date will now be set on those charges, or her case will also be remanded back to 2nd Circuit Court.

A third defendant, Troylene Brown, 25, was allowed to withdraw her guilty pleas last month by 2nd District Judge Stanton Taylor. Weber County Attorney Reed Richards earlier this week filed more serious charges against her of second-degree felony exploitation of a child, second-degree force-able sexual abuse and third-degree dealing harmful material to a minor. Her preliminary hearing is set for April 6.

Nine women and the male leader of the group known as "Sisters" were all charged with numerous felonies alleging that they sexually abused children after police raided their north Ogden neighborhood homes last August.