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Appeal filed in B.C. child-bride case by member of polygamous sect

Appeal filed in B.C. child-bride case by member of polygamous sect
From CTV - September 13, 2017

CRANBROOK, B.C. - A British Columbia woman wants her conviction overturned after she was sentenced to seven months in jail for taking a 13-year-old girl to the United States to marry the leader of a polygamous church.

Gail Blackmore has filed an appeal arguing B.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Pearlman was wrong to find her guilty and imposed a sentence that is unduly harsh and excessive.

Blackmore and her former husband, Brandon Blackmore, were found guilty in February of removing a child from Canada for a sexual purpose.

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