25 November 2007


Just a thought. Laws against polygamy seem nowadays only to be enforced where statutory rape is also involved.

A pseudo-Mormon patriarch in Utah can marry a dozen 21 year old gals. This is in violation of the statutes, but no action is taken, until he 'marries' one who is just 13. http://writ.news.findlaw.com/hamilton/20060323.html

Oddly, though, when he does marry the 13 year old, the indictment doesn't simply say statutory rape. It says (or it also says) polygamy. What's up with that?

1 comment:

Henry said...

Prosecutors generally file as many charges as possible and then plea bargain some of them away.

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