Young B.C. girls married to U.S. polygamist
More FLDS child sexual abuse.
hree young teenaged girls from Bountiful, B.C., were moved to the United States and married to a jailed American polygamous leader at the ages of 12 and 13, the provincial government alleges in newly filed court documents.
The B.C. government has applied to introduce last-minute evidence at a case examining the constitutionality of Canada’s anti-polygamy law, which formally wrapped up evidentiary hearings earlier this month. Closing arguments are scheduled for the spring.
The province says it has obtained documents from authorities in Texas that indicate three girls from Bountiful were married in 2004 and 2005 to Warren Jeffs, who leads the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the FLDS.