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Self-styled prophet who promoted child marriage is sentenced

Self-styled prophet who promoted child marriage is sentenced

MANTI, Utah (AP) — A self-styled prophet who helped lead a Utah doomsday cult that believed in polygamy and promoted child marriage remained defiant Wednesday as he was sent to prison for at least 25 years. John Coltharp, 35, told a judge he was following “heavenly laws” and was an […]

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Self-styled Utah prophet gets 15 years for child sodomy

Self-styled Utah prophet gets 15 years for child sodomy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A self-styled Utah prophet who led a doomsday cult and secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison. Samuel Shaffer, 35, was sentenced Wednesday in the small central city of Manti after pleading […]

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