Thursday, June 28, 2018

Two FLDS Leaders Convicted of Polygamy In Canada

AP reports that in the Canadian province of British Columbia, two leaders of the FLDS sect living in the border town of Bountiful have been sentenced by a trial court judge to house arrest after being convicted of polygamy.  61-year old Winston Blackmore, found guilty of having 24 wives, was given 6 months house arrest followed by 12 months probation and 150 hours of community service.  James Oler, who was convicted of having 5 wives, received 3 months house arrest, 12 months probation and 75 hours community service work. There are only two other convictions for polygamy in Canadian history, one in 1899 and the other in 1906.