Jeffs was the only person identified by the Texas Attorney General's Office in a press release outlining the new felony charges. It said one person was indicted for conducting an unlawful marriage, while two others face multiple bigamy charges. One of the bigamy defendants also faces a charge of tampering with physical evidence.
Jeffs was indicted on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated sexual assault. He has been named in two previous indictments.
Names of the other defendants will not be released until they surrender to authorities or are arrested.
The Schleicher County Grand Jury, which met Wednesday in Eldorado, has so far indicted 12 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on charges related to underage marriages. Of those, 11 men faces charges that include sexual assault and bigamy; one man was indicted on a misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse.
The grand jury is scheduled to meet again in December but Sheriff David Doran said that session may not be necessary.
The indictments have followed an April raid of the sect's ranch and the temporary removal of 439 children. Child welfare cases related to 37 children remain pending.
- Brooke Adams