Woman sentenced in case
against founder York
Macon Telegraph/March 16, 2005
By Tim Shurrock
The last person sentenced in the case against United Nuwaubian
Nation of Moors founder Malachi York received 12 months probation
for having sex with York in front of a child, said Ocmulgee
Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Dawn Baskin.
Istiyr Cole pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless conduct.
Baskin said that when Cole had sex with York in front of a
child, the intent was to get the child used to the idea of sex so
that York could have sex with the child.
The Nuwaubians are a quasi-religious group founded by York in
New York in the late 1960s. It moved in 1993 to rural Putnam
After a three-year investigation, York was charged in 2001 with
molesting more than a dozen children who were part of the group.
York was sentenced in April to a 135-year prison sentence on
child molestation and racketeering charges.