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Available Expert - New charges coming in Bountiful polygamy case

Monday, December 5, 2016

Queen’s University legal expert Nick Bala is available to comment on more sex-related charges likely coming forward in regards to polygamy cases in Bountiful, British Columbia. Justice Paul Pearlman had decided to allow the admission of documents seized by Texas Rangers against James Oler, Brandon James Blackmore and Emily Gail Blackmore. The trial is coming to an end, but a decision is not likely for a few weeks.

“This case will set new legal precedents in Canada,” says Professor Bala. “It’s taken a long time to get these matters to court and this new evidence is revealing a disturbing picture of the abuse of young women and children. These cases reveal a relationship between abuse and polygamy.”

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