In today's edition, the Joplin Globe's ace reporter Jeff Lehr continued his exploration of the Newton County branch of a secretive religious cult which is allegedly involved in ritual sex practices involving children and incest.
The article features more details about the compound, which is located in a rural area outside of Granby, including its split from the Grand Valley Independent Baptist Church in McDonald County.
As first reported in the Aug. 15 Turner Report, four members of that church, including Rev. Raymond Lambert, his wife, Patty, and her brothers (and his stepbrothers) Paul and Tom Epling, have been charged with numerous counts involving ritual sex crimes with children.
At the Granby-area compound, pastor George Otis Johnston, has been charged with eight counts of statutory sodomy.