Bent to be Arraigned Thursday

A cult leader accused of inappropriate contact with children will be arraigned in New Mexico Thursday.

Wayne Bent faces three charges of criminal sexual contact and three charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

State police raided the cult compound called Strong City two weeks ago to remove three children.

The children say Bent was naked with each of them in bed.

State police say this is not their first encounter with Bent.

Those children remain state custody. If convicted, Bent could face more than 30 years in prison.