Utah Police Investigate Plural Family for Bigamy

Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 12:18 PM

 

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in Utah say they've launched a bigamy investigation into a polygamous family starring in a reality television show.

Lehi police Lt. Darren Paul told the Salt Lake Tribune for a Tuesday report that the investigation was triggered by publicity surrounding the show.

"Sister Wives," premiered Sunday on TLC. It features Kody Brown, a 41-year-old advertising salesman and his four wives.

Bigamy is a third-degree felony in Utah, although it is rarely prosecuted. Under the law, a person can be guilty of bigamy through cohabitation, not just legal marriage contracts.

Polygamy is a legacy of the early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormons abandoned the practice in 1890 as a condition of Utah statehood.

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