7/11/06: Convicting Polygamy
Salt Lake City, UT – Last week a jury in Kingman, Arizona convicted Kelly Fischer of having sex with a 16 year old girl. Fischer is a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he had taken the girl as one of his multiple wives. Tuesday on RadioWest, we are exploring the significance of the case, and asking what the conviction reveals about the difference between the way Arizona is dealing with the enduring issue of polygamy and the way Utah is approaching it.
- Joyce Steed of the Centennial Park Action Committee inadvertantly cited 18,000 births to minor girls and adult male partners in Arizona in 2000. The correct number is 1,848. For the report from the Arizona Deptartment of Health, visit them on-line