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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:40 PM

Prosecutors: Men sexually abused girls they called brides

Source: Associated Press

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press
 Updated 5:16 pm, Friday, January 12, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah men who believe in polygamy and doomsday had sexually abused young girls after conducting secret marriages they thought were ordained by God, prosecutors said Friday.

Each man believed they were married to two girls, ages 4 through 8, one of whom was related to them, prosecutor Kevin Daniels said. The pair formed a group called Knights of the Crystal Blade and created a remote, makeshift compound from shipping containers in the southern Utah desert.

John Coltharp, 33, was charged this week with child sodomy, about a month after police found four girls hidden in 50-gallon plastic water barrels and an abandoned trailer during a raid on the compound.

Similar charges are coming against Samuel Shaffer, 34, Daniels said. Authorities say they are still investigating the case and the full extent of the abuse.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Prosecutors-Men-sexually-abused-girls-they-12494574.php

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Reply Prosecutors: Men sexually abused girls they called brides (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2018 OP
Angry Dragon Jan 2018 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2018 #4
BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #9
FakeNoose Jan 2018 #14
PassingFair Jan 2018 #16
FakeNoose Jan 2018 #17
Plucketeer Jan 2018 #13
Marie Marie Jan 2018 #6
shenmue Jan 2018 #2
pandr32 Jan 2018 #3
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #5
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #11
icymist Jan 2018 #7
DoubleAgentOrange Jan 2018 #8
Journeyman Jan 2018 #12
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #10
Beaverhausen Jan 2018 #15
keithbvadu2 Jan 2018 #18
keithbvadu2 Jan 2018 #19

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:45 PM

1. does their religion make them sick??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:46 PM

4. Sick people using religion as an excuse, probably.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:45 AM

9. Not "probably". More like "likely" for a few thousand years and counting..

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:53 PM

14. Mormons have only been around for about 200 years

Their practice of polygamy (multiple wives not multiple husbands) is not taught anywhere in the Bible. It was the personal belief of their founder, not backed up by any Christian teaching. The Mormon "religion" has supposedly banned polygamy now since the mid-20th century, but apparently some Mormons are still doing it even though it's against the law. These guys should be locked up, it's not a religious practice or belief.

Just sayin'

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:13 PM

16. There are numerous examples of bible heroes with multiple wives.

King Solomon had 800 of them.

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Response to PassingFair (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:18 PM

17. Yes OK :-)

I was referring to the modern Christian religions, however you are correct.
Sorry I wasn't more careful in making my remark.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:56 PM

13. Religions ARE a "disease"

 

They're parasitic entities (Prayerasitic?) that live off of the common sense they extract from their human hosts. I sure wish that "rapture" would hurry up and take all those "blessed" souls to that big recuperation lodge in the sky!

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:09 AM

6. It sure makes me sick.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:45 PM

2. No words

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:45 PM

3. Good gawd--lock these guys up

And throw away the key. Those poor little kids

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:52 PM

5. Ages 4 thru 8?

 

The mind reels ... and the stomach lurches

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:15 AM

11. +1. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:23 AM

7. But, but, but don't they say that GLBT people commit pedophilia?

And that not allowing them to say that is religious persecution?
Oh yeah, almost forgot to add

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Response to DoubleAgentOrange (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:49 AM

12. Dum-de-dum-dum dum dum dum . . .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:14 AM

10. OMG. How perverted. Those poor girls. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:02 PM

15. I know this is extreme, but similar marriages happen all the time

Out in the open with no consequences. Girls are generally at least in their teens though.

How this is allowed to continue here just blows my mind.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:39 PM

18. Old enough to marry?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:40 PM

19. Maybe they can get Roy Moore to defend them.

Maybe they can get Roy Moore to defend them.

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