Tag: Orson William Black

Woman loses custody to ‘sister wife’

Anti-polygamy activists fear kids will go to father ST. GEORGE — Tamara Phelps, a woman who fled her polygamous marriage 10 years ago, leaving her children behind, would not answer the phone or the door at her Cedar City home Wednesday afternoon. After eight months of having her children back with her, she lost the custody battle last week — this time to her spiritual husband’s first and legal wife, Amy Black, according to 5th District Justice Court documents obtained by The Spectrum from an anti-polygamy group, Help the Child Brides of St. George. Judge Hans Q. Chamberlain in Cedar

Man charged with unlawful sex with minors

AP, Mar. 12, 2003 http://www.trib.com/AP/wire_detail.php?wire_num=162129 By BETH DeFALCO, Associated Press Writer PHOENIX (AP) – A Colorado City polygamist was charged with five criminal counts alleging he had unlawful sex with teenage girls who became his wives, according to prosecutors and court records. A complaint filed Feb. 27 in Mohave County Superior Court alleges Orson William Black Jr. had sexual relations with Roberta LeAnn Stubbs when she was 15 to 17 years old. Black faces similar charges involving Roberta’s sister, Beth M. Stubbs. Both women, now adults, became pregnant with Black’s children when they were teenagers, prosecutors say. Arizona Attorney General