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Defiant self-styled prophet sent to prison for child bigamy

August 8, 2018 11:02 PM
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MANTI, Utah – A self-styled prophet who helped lead a Utah doomsday cult that believed in polygamy remained defiant as he was sent to prison for at least 25 years.

The Deseret News reports 35-year-old John Coltharp told a judge Wednesday he was following "heavenly laws" and he was an Old Testament figure returned to earth to promote child marriage.

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