Crimes Associated With Polygamy: The Need For A Coordinated State And Federal Response

Today we will have testimony about criminal activity associated with polygamy. As recent events in Texas make clear, this is an issue of real concern, particularly in the West and Southwest, and it deserves this Committee's attention. Indeed, the Federal Government has a great interest in addressing the child abuse, sexual abuse, fraud, and other Federal and State crimes that have originated in polygamous communities.
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