February 3, 2017 9:50 am
Updated: February 3, 2017 10:34 pm

2 convicted in Bountiful polygamous sect trial

Three people from the polygamist community of "Bountiful" in court today accused of taking a 13-year-old girl across the border to be married to a 60-year-old man.Rumina Daya has more on the verdicts.

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Two out of three people charged in the Bountiful polygamous sect trial have been found guilty.

Brandon Blackmore and his former wife Emily Gail Blackmore were found guilty of taking a 13-year-old girl to the United States to be a child bride.

The court heard the girl was then married to Warren Jeffs, the former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

James Oler was also facing charges but he was found not guilty in this case.

Crown lawyers say in 2004 the three took young girls from Bountiful B.C. to the U.S. to be placed in plural marriages.

More to come.

-With files from The Canadian Press

 

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