Texas Attorney General hints at bigamy prosecutions

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  • amber
    March 26, 2009 5:33 p.m.

    what a selfish man. but also what such sad desperate woman. adultry is punishable by death...this still stands. you nasty man

  • Robert
    May 26, 2008 8:31 a.m.

    This whole thing is simply ridiculous.

    Adultery is legal...cohabitation is legal...having several baby mommas is legal.

    But commitment is illegal.

    I hope they do pursue bigamy charges, they just might make it legally protected.

    Of course they know that, so they will not pursue these charges....


  • joie stclair
    April 17, 2008 9:02 p.m.

    Being removed from my parents as a child has affected the rest of my life more than the actuall abuse was.I think the worst thing they could do is take the children away from both parents.I feel for them the goverment has just ruined there life.

  • PR Move
    April 17, 2008 4:37 p.m.

    He's not serious. The bigamy charges would be laughed out of court.

    This is just an ambitious politician (AG is normally an elected position, remember?) trying to get some of the national spotlight to shine on him.

  • Matt
    April 17, 2008 3:09 p.m.

    If Texas starts prosecuting FLDS women for bigamy, they should also start prosecuting all the monogomous marriages when adultery is involved.

  • question
    April 17, 2008 3:06 p.m.

    I would like to know if the women can be charged with accompliace to rape or child abuse because they had known and allowed thier "husbands" to have sex with underage girls. The YFZ ranch has only been operational for like 5 years now. All of the women over the age of, I'd say, 25, know and have lived close enough to the outside world to know what is legal and what is not. They all need to be charged with failure to protect, bigamy, child abuse, child neglect, corruption of a minor and any other offenses the law can find.

  • Go Texas
    April 17, 2008 2:46 p.m.

    When Utah started prosecution of these matters, then these so called Men (I use this term lightly) started moving their so called familes to other states and now I hope Texas makes an example of them to show the rest of the states that we well not let these sick men get away with raping children, and hiding behing faith.

  • Legal question
    April 17, 2008 2:03 p.m.

    FLDS have avoided prosecution for years because they marry one woman legally and the others "spiritually". If there is no legal marriage to another person aren't they just sleeping together no matter what you call it? Many men will say anything to sleep with a woman and often children are the result. But they don't go to jail for it (unless the woman files for support and doesn't get it). If FLDS women don't file for support is it a crime to sleep together and have children? Maybe someone else with legal experience can clear this up.

    Texas either hits a home run or this becomes a PR nightmare.

  • Richard G.
    April 17, 2008 1:05 p.m.

    Throw all these crimionals in jail -- not for bigamy, but for turning a blind eye to the rape of their children.

  • veedub
    April 17, 2008 12:42 p.m.

    And thus we see the ultimate goal of the Texacrats--destroy polygamy. However, this will likely lead it to a constitutional showdown that could very likely end up invalidating all the laws against this failed marital institution.

    It seems that it was a similar fight against sodomy that led to fairly recent Supreme Court decision which made state laws against sodomy useless.

    So for sure, Texacrats, vigorously prosecute any evidence of child abuse, or welfare fraud, or non-support, but be wise and leave the whole issue of polygamy alone or you may ended making it legal.

  • Hungarian
    April 17, 2008 12:31 p.m.

    This is unbelivable, why this women endure this lifstyle, and didn't want tosave their own daugther. This was high time to end this practis and take the children of charge of the state. If that had happened in Utah state, we can1 t expect a prtial investigation.

  • 0.7734
    April 17, 2008 11:57 a.m.

    Get 'em, Texas. Utah and Arizona won't enforce their laws. Hopefully Texas will.