House arrest for polygamy pair after Canada’s first convictions in a century

Source: The Guardian

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Winston Blackmore, convicted for marrying 24 women, outside a British Columbia court in 2017.
 Winston Blackmore, convicted for marrying 24 women, outside a British Columbia court in 2017. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

Two British Columbia men were sentenced to house arrest for having multiple wives, marking Canada’s first convictions for polygamy in more than a century.

Winston Blackmore and James Oler were sentenced to six and three months of house arrest, respectively, on Tuesday, according to a report by CBC News. They were convicted on one count of polygamy each in July 2017.

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