Black sect leader is granted delay in
Atlanta Journal-Constitution/May 30, 2003
Eatonton -- A religious leader who admitted molesting 13
children was granted a two-week continuance Wednesday, one day
before being sentenced.
Dwight York, leader of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, a
mostly black sect based in Putnam County, pleaded guilty to
multiple child molestation charges and signed a plea agreement
that would send him to prison for 15 years.
York's attorney, Ed Garland, would not comment on the
continuance, and U.S. Attorney Max Wood declined to comment.
Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright said if
there is a problem with the federal plea agreement, a state plea
will still stand unless York decides to withdraw the plea
Under York's plea agreement, he will serve 15 years in federal
prison on the federal charges, with 14 years on the state charges
running concurrently. The state sentence requires him to spend an
additional 36 years on probation as a sex offender.