Amish haircutting crimes

Amish man Sam Mullet Sr.

was sentenced in February to 15 years in prison, and his co-defendants, all members of

his extended family, got sentences of one year to seven years for attacks in Ohio Amish communities in 2011 in apparent retaliation against Amish who had defied or denounced Mullet's authoritarian style. (AP)

Members of the Amish leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Cleveland. A breakaway religious group spent months planning hair-cutting attacks against followers of their Amish faith, U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday as they laid out their case against 16 people charged with hate crimes. Such hair-cuttings are considered deeply offensive in the traditional Amish culture. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Amish women leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Cleveland. A breakaway religious group spent months planning hair-cutting attacks against followers of their Amish faith, U.S. prosecutors said Tuesday as they laid out their case against 16 people charged with hate crimes. Such hair-cuttings are considered deeply offensive in the traditional Amish culture. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Members of the Amish community leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Cleveland. Sixteen men and women have pleaded not guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio. A feud over church discipline allegedly led to the attacks, in which the beards and hair of men and hair of women were cut. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Seven Amish Men Charged with Hate Crimes for Beard Cutting

Seven Amish Men Charged with Hate Crimes for Beard Cutting (ABC News)

Ohio Amish Attacked by Beard- and Hair-Cutters

Ohio Amish Attacked by Beard- and Hair-Cutters (ABC News)