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SUSPECT IN OGDEN `SISTERS' CASE PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO SEX ABUSE

A June 30 trial date has been set for a female member of an alleged Ogden polygamist group for her suspected involvement in sexually assaulting children within the sect.

Jennie L. Olsen, 24, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and sodomy on a child, both first-degree felonies. She was arraigned before 2nd District Judge Stanton Taylor.Also on Monday, two other members of the alleged group known as "Sisters" had their preliminary hearings set for April 20 in 2nd Circuit Court.

The women - Virginia Stagg, 31, and Troylene Brown, 25 - are both charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and forceable sexual abuse, both second-degree felonies. Brown is also charged with a third-degree felony count of dealing harmful material to a minor.

Nine women and the 61-year-old male leader, Arvin Shreeve, were charged with numerous felony counts of sexually abusing children after police raided their north Ogden neighborhood homes last August.

Four have pleaded guilty so far and they have been sentenced, including Shreeve, who was sentenced to serve from 20 years to life in prison.