Couple guilty of taking 13-year-old girl into U.S. to become child bride of polygamous church prophet
CRANBROOK, B.C. — Two people have been found guilty of taking a girl into the United States for a sexual purpose when she married one of the leaders of a polygamous community.
Justice Paul Pearlman of the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled Friday that former husband and wife Brandon Blackmore and Gail Blackmore are guilty of taking a 13-year-old girl across the border.
He found James Oler not guilty of the same charge, saying he couldn’t prove that the man crossed the border with a 15-year-old girl who was later married to a member of the polygamous church.
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