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Sister Wives Husband Most Likely Will Not Be Prosecuted

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What a lucky break!

Looks like Kody Brown and his Sister Wives won't be convicted after all.

Law enforcement officials say that polygamous families in Utah typically don't get prosecuted because they don't have enough resources and evidence to go after the families.

The only time polygamous families are targeted is when a more serious crime is involved such as marrying underaged girls, false imprisonment, or anything violent.

Jeff Buhman, from the Utah County Attorney's office, says, "In my experience … there has never been a traditional polygamist family charged with the sole crime of bigamy."

Kody Brown better thank his lucky stars (and hope he doesn't have a criminal past) because looks like he and his multiple wives will be off the hook.

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41 comments to “Sister Wives Husband Most Likely Will Not Be Prosecuted”

  1. 1

    Why should he be prosocuted? Only one is done as a legal marriage, the other 3 are simply religious ceremonies. How is polygamy any different from guys like Tiger Woods except in polygamy they actually make it all work in the family, no lies & it isn't so different from polyamory relationships. Leave them alone. No law broken, no child abuse of any kind so why bother wasting state funds?

  2. 2

    What kind of job does this guy have to support this LARGE family? Do all 4 wives WORK and support him???

  3. 3

    This is just wrong. The guy seems to use religion as a way to justify his sexual fetish? And to give him his own program and make him a star?? I hope he has a good wash in between sexual activities. Ewwwww. Sick. Really sick .

  4. 4

    Re: jackalexandria – Although I don't condone this kind of thing, he isn't the only person in the group that believe in a polygamous relationship. Obviously the women feel the same way. Don't hate on him alone.

  5. 5

    Oughts to be these big ol' heifers be gettin' prosecuted. For having no self respeck, I says.

  6. 6

    good, he shouldn't be prosecuted. why prosecute someone for a lifestyle choice? he isn't doing anything illegal, all his "wives" are consenting adults. i like them & the show. props to tlc for casting a positive light on this lifestyle.

  7. 7

    He hasn't committed bigamy. He has only tried to legally marry one woman. The other women aren't his wives in a legal sense, only in his oddball faith. It's not illegal to perform religious wedding ceremonies as long as they aren't applying for a legal license and making each subsequent marriage legally legit. He has only MARRIED one woman. The other women are only his wives in the eyes of his fundie mormon religion, not the law.

  8. 8

    As long as they're consenting adults, who gives a fuck. If they're all happy with this arrangement then good for them. You push gay marriage, but this is just wrong to you? Let any consenting adults marry, it doesn't affect you.

  9. 9

    If all of the women are OK with it and the kids are loved and cared for, who is anyone to judge their lifestyle?

  10. 10

    "Equality for all" only when it applies to you? Jerk

  11. 11

    im kinda glad that nothing is gonna happen to him cause i really like the show. i think if he wants to have 10 wives more power to him he isnt forcing any of the women to be with him. not to mention is seems like they are all happy together. so if it works for them then you cant really knock it.

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  13. 13

    This guy can go ahead and collect women like trophies but two consenting adults of the same gender is just too much for some people? Did I miss something?

  14. 14

    I think this family is great. I have never lived this lifestyle nor have I known anyone who has. To me it is amazing.I think the love , respect and bond they all share is something we all need to try to achieve . I am glad they wont be punished for being loving and caring. Its a great show and I hope it stays on. Its one of the best shows on TLC !!

  15. 15

    This is so ridiculous! When will America stop sticking their nose into the bedrooms of consenting adults? I wouldn't live a polygamous lifestyle but I don't see an issue with other people practicing this. Reality tv allows us to view other peoples lives and should give us the ability to understand people that we may not meet in our own lives, instead people watch these shows and judge others and increase their prejudices against people that are different than them. If we could just learn to live and let live the world would be a happier place. You don't see men being prosecuted for having multiple baby mommas. but if you marry them and move them all into your house you're going to jail. and if you just knock up a bunch of girls thats ok?

  16. 16

    Re: M.t. Dickinson – Thank YOU! Well said.
    I think any man who treats women with such blantant disrespect deserves no one. These women need to be educated and realize they dont even need a man or anyone to "complete" them. They are already whole people, they have nothing missing other than their self-awareness (and by the looks of it, they need it most now). Its NOT ok for women to allow any man to treat them as if they are a commodity, they are not fancy Italian sports cars or cattle! They are human beings! This man is a sick son-of-a-bitch who has no idea what it means to love another human being. I suspect he has power issues and security issues within is own mind. Why else would any decent human being do such a heinous thing as collect wives?! And you people who are gun-ho for this show, wtf is wrong with you? This is no circus freak show, these are real people being mistreated by a single individual. Condoning this mans behavior is saying that women are not important, they are inferior and belong far below a man in ranking not at his side as his equal. Its sickening, and this man is reaping all these benefits. In love with 4 women? Try therapy, buddy it might help your dominance issues. Fuckin A this shit needs to stop and soon.

  17. 17

    Way to be a bigoted idiot.
    By the way, "multiple wives" is redundant seeing as wives already states a thing in multiple and thus the word "multiple" is not needed, like yourself. Get a brain you dumb idiot. :D

  18. 18

    Re: Luv2byte – I agree. They should focus on the families where there is abuse and underage girls are being married against their will. This is a loving family.
    Re: blsdjan – He works in advertising, I believe. He does well, and 2 of his wives also work.
    Re: ellebelle84 – I think you should watch the show, and you'll see he is not disrespectful and they're a great family. Not my choice of lifestyle, but I certainly don't see anything wrong with it.

  19. 19

    Re: jackalexandria – Seriously, watch the show before making a judgement. You'll see it's FAR from a sexual fetish.

  20. 20

    Re: Luv2byte – In Utah cohabitation is considered a crime in this situation. I think it's absurd, obviously these people have their priories straight, raise their children in a good home, and seem like a loving family, I see nothing wrong with what they are doing. They should be allowed to live the life they choose.

  21. 21

    That's gotta be some good dick!

  22. 22

    I would like to know where the hell in the bible, IT say's this kind of shit is o.k…
    The VATICAN and the GOVERNMENT has taken the bible and twisted to the point that it only benefits them…..
    And then they claim there is a hell….
    Why the hell would GOD create such a place when MAN is doing a damn good job creating it here on earth..????

  23. 23

    Re: hangook – Would you argue then that two Homosexuals or two Lesbians deserve the same respect?

  24. 24

    HE IS NOT A BIGAMIST! He has one legal wife. I could marry one man legally, then have some ceremony to become "wife" to a whole lot of other guys, but I'd still only have one legal husband. I keep hearing that welfare plays into these families though. I think daddy should be paying for all of his women and his spawn instead of me. I'd like to see a little bit of my paycheck for myself instead of for all these fat cows and their bastard children.

  25. 25

    I have to agree w/ the decision to NOT prosecute. As long as no one is getting harmed & they all decided to follow "the principle", then it's their business. All the women are of age, their taxes are paid, no welfare being taken, etc.. It's unfortunate that the compounds out there ruin it for those that CHOOSE to live this lifestyle.

  26. 26

    Re: M.t. Dickinson – Are lesbians not homosexuals?

  27. 27

    Re: BELLA blue – whoa calm down . There are plenty of references to polygamy in the old testament. Maybe you need to read the bible before you post such a ridiculos comment. Also your comment about creating hell on earth thats what the book of revelations is all about. Im not even religous and I feel like I know more about christianity than actual christians. Kody is a pig and these women obviously have self esteem issues. However ; they seem happy so again live and let live.

  28. 28

    That one is as fat as a whale.

  29. 29

    i don't want him prosecuted, just NEUTERED! the thought of his genes spreading across Utah at this rate is sickening–talk about the shallow end of the gene pool

  30. 30

    Re: LuciaChan
    First of all…..
    Your obviously one of them….
    I have read the bible, front to back more than once and I highly recommend you do the same…
    There's allot truth in there and there's also allot of bullshit that is in there and only the people that truly believe in GOD can tell the difference between what true and what's not.!!!!
    I guess you also believe that GOD himself find GAY'S as sinners who will go to HELL ?
    And it's all because of IGNORANCE….

  31. 31

    They don't get prosecuted because they LIVE in a MORMON STATE!!!
    If the vast amounts of money the mormon "church" contributed to support Prop 8 is any indicator of how loaded they are, what makes you think they dont' contribute a shit load to make sure the law doesn't harass their little nasty polygamy rings!

  32. 32

    Re: Nichole Di Scala
    I give a fuck because these are THE SAME PEOPLE THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST HOMOSEXUALS. The mormons were once discriminated against which is why most fled to Utah to begin with. They should know that discrimination is wrong, yet they perpetuate it over and over again.

  33. 33

    Re: BELLA blue – Im sorry did you even read my post ? You asked where in the bible it mentions polygamy being acceptable and I answered your question (the old testament) And I don't believe god thinks gays are sinners because I dont believe in christianity or any monotheistic religion for that matter. As far as Im concerned (and I am saying this for the third time) live and let live. What consenting adults do behind closed doors is nobodies business but their own. Whether they are polygamists gay/lesbian fetishists or anything else that may be considered taboo or out of the norm its fine by me

  34. 34

    Re: LuciaChan
    LIKE I SAID…..
    EVEN if you read it out of the so called bible……..
    There's the bible GOD created and then there's the bible that MAN help RE-WORD….
    BESIDES, for someone that likes to preach about minding THEY'RE own business about OTHER people's personal life, isn't it a little contradicting of you considering your on THIS BLOG talking about someone else's business….
    Although GOD is FORGIVING to everyone no matter who or what they are,
    I as someone he created with a brilliant mind find POLYGAMOUS people PATHETIC..
    And what I find even more pathetic is that is what they got from what GOD was trying to say…..

  35. 35

    Re: BELLA blue – Im tired of explaining myself to you. I dont believe everything I read in the bible I DONT BELIEVE IN GOD I dont believe anything I read in the bible. And what I mean about sticking your nose in someone elses business is when people pass judgement on others when they have no right. I am not passing judgement on them so therefore I am minding my own business. Im just stating my opinion which is also my business.

  36. 36

    bella- wow what a good "christian" you are! I love that you take your own interpretation of the bible and twist it to fit your needs and beliefs. It's Christians like you that make us all look insane. "Oh it may say that in the bible but TRUE Christians should be able to tell the difference between what's fact and what's fake"

    You seriously have issues…if people want to marry multiple women, let them it's none of your business. As long as no one is getting hurt it should not be a problem. If you watched the show you would see how very normal they all behave. I was actually surprised how much I liked and could relate to them.

    So to sum up my comment..open your mind a little..God is our only judge so mind your own effing business!!

  37. 37

    So I was looking at some of these comments about the sisterwives and I wanted to say a few things myself. 1. TLC brought this family to all of us so u want to get mad start with them. 2. This family also made the choice to bring their lifestyle out in the open knowing there maybe some sort of legal issue and public awarness to their whole family (kids especially can b cruel as we r seeing sadly these days)
    3. He is only legally married to Meri and then so on.
    4.These poor women are raised this way and may not no any other way it's normal to them!
    We may form our own opinions and that's ok it's our right to do so, but their is a part of me that feels sorry for them because that's not alot of are ways of living.
    We can pass judgement on them or we can say hey this is their choice and I don't like it but we don't live it, and go on. You can decide to watch it or not.
    It's just like the whole gays wanting to get married that's their life . What is all our complaining going to do? Make people only fight harder for what they stand for and go on.
    This is not my way of life and I'm happy with one person but the more educated we get the better!

  38. 38

    We all need to some how think about the bigger issues out there then wat this family is doing . If u think about it it's all about sex! That's what I see.
    I live like this if it doesn't bother my life then I don't have an issue and that's to say i don't agree with it. I was brought up very diffrently and it's one man one women.
    I think people need to do wat make them happy. Again if the gay people want to go and get married and have children go for it and be happy. We are all not going to stop it by making horrible comments to them and telling them not to be happy.
    What did our parents teach us, if it feels right and it's not going to hurt anyone go for it. That's what I say to my family!

  39. 39

    Re: Luv2byteRe: Luv2byte

    Why prosecuted? Reason would be violation of laws of the land. They are in Utah. Cohabitation DOES count in Utah. He is breaking the law. They claim to have done this 'in your face' flaunting the law caper to raise awareness. I don't buy it. I figure calculated risk. They've hired a high powered lawyer and surely with all appearances etc will have money to pay for any little headaches arising and newer, younger and 'better' wives to keep little Kody, around which all lives revolve, perky. In'at tweet.

  40. 40

    Re: Lawzy Lawzy Miss Scarlett

    Ya'll got that rayt good n' proper!

  41. 41

    [re=5384192]Re: jamesy[/re Wrong it IS illegal. Cohabiting in Utah with multiple women IS against the law in Utah.