Feb 23, 2016

New website targets Kingston polygamous group

Nate Carlisle
Salt Lake Tribune
July 16, 2015

A new website details what it says are plural marriages and family trees within the Kingston polygamous sect and accuses the group of being the "Largest Sex Crime Organization in the United States of America."

The publishers of www.kingstonclan.com do not identify themselves. The Tribune inquired with some Kingston observers. None were willing to disclose who published the site. The Tribune also was unable to verify much of the information on the website.

The website includes photos of seven Kingston men. Upon clicking each photo, users are shown what is said to be that man's family tree with a list of wives and children.

The men include Kingston leader Paul Elden Kingston and two of his brothers, David Ortel Kignston and John Daniel Kingston. David Ortell Kingston served a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of incest and unlawful sexual activity.

John Daniel Kingston served 28 weeks after pleading no contest to child abuse following a 1998 episode in which he belt-whipped a girl.

There also is a link to a Change.org petition to have men in the group investigated and prosecuted.

The Kingston clan is also known as the Davis County Cooperative. It has become the subject of increased scrutiny.

A new television show called "Escaping Polygamy" focuses on young Kingston women who have left the group and help others leave.

ncarlisle@sltrib.com

http://www.sltrib.com/home/2735815-155/new-website-targets-kingston-polygamous-group

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