(KUTV) -- A leader of a doomsday cult entered a guilty plea Wednesday afternoon in 6th District Court of child sodomy and child bigamy.
John Coltharp, one of two men who made up the leadership of the self-proclaimed ‘Knights of the Crystal Blade,' entered a guilty plea in exchange of kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges being dropped.
2News Reporter Ginna Roe was in the courtroom and reported Coltharp saying in his plea:
Yes, I am guilty. That is a fact.
He and Samuel Shaffer were charged with kidnapping each others children, and marrying each others’ daughters.
The children were found in Lund, Utah - west of Cedar City - last year.
Coltharp's sentencing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on August 8.
Shaffer was sentenced, May 22, for charges involving sexual abuse of a minor and will spend a minimum of 26 years in prison.