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Eugene

(62,029 posts)
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 01:21 PM Mar 4

Polygamous Mormon Sect Is Actually a Sex Trafficking Cult: Lawsuit

Source: Daily Beast

Polygamous Mormon Sect Is Actually a Sex Trafficking Cult: Lawsuit

Utah’s Kingston group allegedly forced young girls into marriages—sometimes incestuous—and told them they must submit to sexual abuse by their husbands.

Amanda Yen
Breaking News Intern
Published Mar. 02, 2024 6:08PM EST

A polygamous religious community in Utah is actually a criminal cult that trafficked young girls and forced them into early marriages that were sometimes incestuous, a new lawsuit alleges.

Ten women who left or escaped the alleged sect led by Paul Elden Kingston on Wednesday filed a federal complaint against Kingston, thirteen of his family members, and several other members. The complaint, which is nearly 140 pages long, also names as defendants dozens of businesses and entities ranging from restaurants, grocery stores, the Mormon fundamentalist denomination Latter Day Church of Christ, and an allegedly fake “bank” operated by the cult.

The complaint alleges that the cult actively practices sex trafficking, sexual abuse, child abuse, and forced labor. In some cases, Kingston forced girls to marry men they were related to and suffer repeated domestic abuse, the lawsuit claims.

“Some Plaintiffs were forced to ‘marry’ close relatives, who then beat and raped them,” the complaint alleges. “Almost all were denied an ordinary education, physically abused (or threatened with abuse), taught to fear outsiders, and forced to work for years of their childhoods, often in grueling jobs, with little or no pay.”

The complaint describes a Handmaid’s Tale style of governance ...

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Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/polygamous-mormon-sect-is-actually-a-sex-trafficking-cult-lawsuit

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Polygamous Mormon Sect Is Actually a Sex Trafficking Cult: Lawsuit (Original Post) Eugene Mar 4 OP
No surprise there. SarahD Mar 4 #1
Really. Who didn't see this coming? Baitball Blogger Mar 4 #2
Who didn't see this coming? again!😰 skamaria Mar 4 #3
The mainstream church will have a hard time FreeState Mar 5 #4

SarahD

(1,408 posts)
1. No surprise there.
Mon Mar 4, 2024, 02:10 PM
Mar 4

I regard all organized religions as cults, some worse than others. The mainstream Mormon church has been trying to clean up its act for a long time, but still turns a blind eye to splinter groups that practice polygamy and forced marriage. Utah is still slow to shut down the polygamist enclaves.

FreeState

(10,595 posts)
4. The mainstream church will have a hard time
Tue Mar 5, 2024, 08:50 PM
Mar 5

The mainstream church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka Mormons) will have a hard time distancing itself from Polygamy and underage "brides". The founder was a rapist, he "married" several 14 year old girls, would send married men on mission's for the church and then marry their wives behind their backs. He was a disgusting vile clone of Mohamed.

Name / Year "Married" / Marital Status / Age
Fanny Alger (1833) S 16
Lucinda Pendleton (1838) M 37
Louisa Beaman (4/15/1841) S 26
Zina Diantha Huntington (10/27/1841) M 20
Presendia Lathrop Huntington (12/11/1841) M 31
Agnes Moulton Coolbrith (1/6/1842) W 33
Sylvia Sessions (2/8/1842) M 23
Mary Elizabeth Rollins (Feb 1842) M 23
Patty Bartlett (3/9/1842) M 47
Marinda Nancy Johnson (Apr 1842) M 27
Elizabeth Davis (June 1842) M 50
Sarah Kingsley (June 29, 1842) M 53

Delcena Johnson (July 1842) W 37
Eliza Roxcy Snow (June 29, 1842) S 38
Sarah Ann Whitney (July 27, 1842) S 17
Martha McBride (Aug 1842) W 37
Ruth Vose (Feb 1843) M 33
Flora Ann Woodworth (Spring 1843) S 16
Emily Dow Partridge (March 8, 1843) S 19
Eliza Maria Partridge (March 8, 1843) S 22
Almera Woodward Johnson (April 1843) S 30
Lucy Walker (May 1, 1843) S 17
Sarah Lawrence (May 1843) S 17

Maria Lawrence (May 1843) S 19
Helen Mar Kimball (May 1843) S 14
Hannah Ells (Mid-1843) S 29
Elvira Annie Cowles (June 1, 1843) M 29
Rhoda Richards (June 12, 1843) S 58
Desdemona Fullmer (July 1843) S 32
Olive G. Frost (Summer 1843) S 27
Melissa Lott (Sept 20, 1843) S 19
Nancy M. Winchester (1843) S 14
Fanny Young (Nov 2, 1843) W 56

Bold = rape
Underline = Polyandry
Source: https://www.mrm.org/josephs-wives-list

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