UPDATE: Two people from the B.C. polygamist community of Bountiful will be sentenced on August 11, after being found guilty of taking an underage girl to the U.S. to marry.
Two people from B.C.’s polygamist community of Bountiful are back in court today for sentencing, after being found guilty of taking an underage girl to the U.S. to marry.
The former husband and wife, Brandon and Gail Blackmore, were convicted in B.C. Supreme Court in February for taking the 13-year-old across the border for a sexual purpose.
Crown prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 12 to 18 months for Brandon Blackmore and six to 12 months for Emily Gail Blackmore.
The charges date back to 2004, when the girl was taken to Utah and married to Warren Jeffs, the prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who is now serving a life sentence in Texas.