New charges brought against Canadian polygamists

A special prosecutor with the British Columbia Criminal Justice Branch of the Ministry of Justice has approved new polygamy charges against a number of individuals belonging to the Mormon community of Bountiful, near Creston, BC. According to a BC Criminal Justice Branch media release, Winston Blackmore and James Oler each face new charges of polygamy, while Oler, Brandon Blackmore and Emily Crossfield are charged with unlawful removal of a child from Canada. Blackmore and Oler, leaders of the Bountiful community which holds polygamy as a tenet of faith in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS, […]