Amish brothers who avoided jail time for incest accused of violating probation


Two Amish brothers allowed to stay out of jail despite admitting to having sex with their sister — who recently gave birth at just 13 — have been accused of breaking orders to stay away from her, court records show.

Missouri prosecutors filed a motion Friday seeking to revoke probation for Aaron Schwartz, 22, and his 18-year-old brother Petie just days after news broke of the controversial plea deal giving them a suspended sentence to save them being “eaten alive” in prison.

Both were accused of “having contact with the victim of the crime, after signing the sex offender supervision agreement that prohibited contact with the victim,” the Springfield News-Leader said.

A summons has been issued for both to appear in court Wednesday near their home in Seymour, records show.

The pair also reportedly filed virtually identical hand-written letters with the court — another part of the lenient sentencing that sparked outrage.

“I confess to having had several sexual intercourses with a [female relative] under 14 years of age,” both letters say, according to the News-Leader. “I do regret and am sorry for having done any such sins.”

The Schwartz brothers were initially charged with six counts of statutory rape and one count of incest, reduced to third-degree child molestation in the controversial plea deal after they admitted sex with the girl starting when she was 12, the reports said.