Man sentenced to 45 days in Colorado City polygamy case

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KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) – A member of a polygamist sect who was convicted of conspiring to commit sexual conduct with a minor was sentenced today in Kingman to 45 days in jail.

Dale Barlow, who had pleaded no-contest to the felony charge, also was ordered to register as a sex offender for the three years of his supervised probation.

He is ineligible for work release.

Barlow was 1 of 8 Colorado City men who were indicted in 2005 on charges of conspiracy and sexual conduct with a minor.

The men were accused of entering polygamous unions with young girls and then fathering their children.

Barlow and three others received jail sentences ranging from one day to nine months. One man was found not guilty, and charges were dropped against two others. Another man has yet to go to trial.

The eight men are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a sect that believes plural marriage guarantees their salvation in heaven.

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