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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    UT - Utah police investigate plural family in TLC's "Sister Wives" show


    Utah police investigate plural family for bigamy

    "A bigamy investigation has been launched into a polygamous family starring in a reality television show, police said Tuesday.

    Lehi police Lt. Darren Paul has said the probe was triggered by the reality television show "Sister Wives," which features 41-year-old advertising salesman Kody Brown and his four wives, 13 children and three stepchildren. The TLC program premiered Sunday...."


    "...an estimated 38,000 self-described fundamentalist Mormons continue to believe and/or practice polygamy, believing it brings exaltation in heaven. Although it is rarely prosecuted, bigamy is a third-degree felony in Utah, punishable by a prison term of up to five years. Under the law, a person can be found guilty of bigamy through cohabitation, not just legal marriage contracts...."

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    It will be interesting to see how this case unfolds. I wonder if the outcome will have any influence the HBO series 'Big Love'.

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