09-28-2010, 07:01 PM #1Registered User
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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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09-29-2010, 12:45 AM #2Registered User
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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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