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Judgment Day in 'Sister Wives' Polygamy Case

10/6/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The fate of the polygamist family featured in the TLC show "Sister Wives" is now in the hands of county prosecutors ... TMZ has learned.


The Utah County Attorney has confirmed ... the Lehi Police Department has completed their felony bigamy investigation into Kody Brown and his gigantic family -- and the case has been turned over to the Utah County Attorney ... who will ultimately decide whether or not to charge the family with a crime.

In Utah, bigamy can get you 5 years in prison ... though it's rarely prosecuted.

Kody Brown -- who has 3 wives, a fiancée and 13 children -- claims he was aware of the risk he was taking when he decided to put his family on the TLC reality show ... but insists it was a "risk worth taking."


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They won't charge him with polygamy, they never do. They will look for crimes against the children or other things to charge him with. Polygamy is having multiple wives. He only has one legal life. He's not having intercourse with a blood relative, women were all adults, women are allowed to work outside and come and go as they please, he's not Mormon. Nothing to charge him with. It will be dropped as soon as the publicity dies down. Unmarried couples cohabitating is the norm now. Since when is it illegal to have multiple sex partners? These people have formed a loving family. Just leave them alone. Canada has a polygamist, fundamentalist Mormon colony in the west and they recently decided to not prosecute them for fear their poligamy law would be overturned.

1477 days ago


The only thing I care about is if they are on any kind of public assistance? I don't care who you marry but if you keep having kids you can't afford--that should be against the law. Once, twice, my bad, 13 times just playing the system.

1477 days ago


He said they aren't Mormons, why does everyone keep saying Mormon garbage? They aren't on welfare. They are consenting adults following the examples of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and King Solomon so I'm not sure why anyone is screaming immoral when it's bible based. Even Jesus talks about polygamy when discussing marriage of a man to his dead brother's wife...Jesus is pro-polygamy btw. Should we begin prosecuting gays for old sodomy laws? Should we begin prosecuting adulterers? Hypocrites.

1477 days ago


He reminds me of that Satanic figure( Randall Flagg played by Jamie Sheridan) in Stephen King's The Stand. Scary!

1477 days ago


Its amazing how many people here think they should control other peoples lives.

1477 days ago


In the eyes of the law is he 'legally' married to 3? Are there 3 actual marriage licenses on file w/ the marriage bureau? My first thought is that if there was no actual 'legal do***entation' on record what is the difference between this situation or one where a man is involved w/ 3 different women at one time (more power to the guy!).

1477 days ago


You women are trying to project your feelings on these women and it's a feeble arguement. It's your low self-esteem that won't allow you to even consider the fact that this is a normal, healthy family made up of adults who understand that sex isn't everything. The women usually make up the sleeping schedule in these households anyways and the schedule can be adjusted to accomodate each woman's needs. Imagine as a child having so many loving parents taking care of you, and as an adult having your best friends or sisters around to help you and your offspring 24/7. Sure, it's not for everyone but over half of our children are now born to single women who do use our welfare system and that's not illegal.

1477 days ago


Yuck! What a group of pathetic women catering to this creep. It would be nice for the law to upheld but i doubt this will happen. Shame on TLC for airing this crap!!

1477 days ago


This is odd, People will degrade this arrangement, saying its not right. But truth behold, in a Day were same sex partners can get married, why Is this any different?. As long as these people are happy and not causing any illegal activities (besides what used to be the norm) they should be left alone and allowed to live their lives. If this is persuaded in court Maybe Gay marriage should be banned again as well.

1477 days ago


Guess hooking up with him still beats settling for a black dude with no job and one tooth....

1477 days ago


Lets not forget that this guy also has the OK to seek out more wifes. "evidently"

1477 days ago


That whole family is nasty. I bet they share all kinds of STDs.

1477 days ago


He is nothing more than a disgusting pig who wants a license to cheat on his original wife and she is a complete and total moron for allowing it! Talk about women with ZERO self esteem!

1477 days ago


I find it comical in our society that a man can have an affair with multiple women and even have children outside of his marriage who he may walk away from or not care for and not be heavily prosecuted by the law, but when a man is seriously involved with 3-4 women who he all cares for, who are all adults and know what's going on, and he takes care of all of them financially along with his children, it is worthy of criminal prosecution. That's insane. At least he isn't pretending and sneaking around with other women. These women are not brainwashed, they're happy and fine with this. And umm hi, all you bible nuts, there are several instances in the bible when men of god had multiple wives and they were blessed by god. There's nothing inherently disgusting or abnormal about it.

1477 days ago


If two people of the same sex can marry eachother, I see no reason why this man can't marry multiple wives. I mean has anyone taken into account that bisexuals have yet to marry both a man and a woman??

This guy was born this way! He should have equal rights to marry.

Just saying!

1477 days ago
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