Polygamous ‘prophet’ had more than 20 wives, many of them underage – FBI

A self-proclaimed “prophet” had more than 20 wives, including many who were underage, according to the FBI.

Samuel Rappylee Bateman allegedly told his wives that it was “Heavenly Father’s will” that they participate in sex acts with him and punished followers who did not treat him as a prophet.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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