FLDS Sect in British Columbia May Be Busted

Since the raid on the El Dorado, Texas compound of a polygamist sect of FLDS followers, the Canadian government has been rying to fgure out if they can also pursue legal and criminal actions against another branch of the same Mormon-splinter.

Attorney General Wally Opal called for a special prosecutor to look into allegations of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of girls in the community in Bountiful, British Columbia. He said the issue is whether the criminal code on polygamy is constitutional, which has been a point of contention in British Columbia’s judiciary for 20 years. At the Attorney General’s request, two lawyers recently issued opinions on the matter, both concluding it would be difficult to pursue criminal charges. One said it would be unfair to do so.

Opal picked Vancouver lawyer Terrence Robertson to determine whether the sect can be prosecuted successfully.

More on this story to come.

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One Response to FLDS Sect in British Columbia May Be Busted

  1. Jay says:

    If the Canadian government went after the FLDS just for polygamy they would have to do the same to the Muslims in the country. However, if it is a matter of child abuse they should not be arguing if it is constitutional, they should be doing something about it now. The fact that they don’t tells me they have no evidence of sexual abuse, only polygamy.

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