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Canadian Police To Visit U.S. In Polygamy Case

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Canadian police are preparing to send investigators to the U.S. to investigate allegations that child brides from a Canadian polygamous commune were sent across the border to marry older men.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police launched a new criminal investigation into a polygamous community in western Canada after allegations surfaced earlier this year amid a constitutional case examining Canada's anti-polygamy law.

British Columbia Supreme Court heard that more than two dozen girls as young as 12 were sent to the U.S. to marry older men, including polygamous leader Warren Jeffs, who was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for sexually assaulting two teen girls.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Tuesday investigators will head to the U.S, particularly Texas, to locate Canadian girls who were sent to be brides.

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