|A.G. FIGHTS EX-HILDALE POLICE OFFICER'S APPEAL|
The Utah Attorney General's Office will ask the Utah Supreme Court to uphold the convictions of former Hildale Police Officer Rodney Holm. The 32-year-old defendant was convicted of two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and one count of bigamy.
On December 11, 1998, Holm took his 16-year-old sister-in-law, Ruth Stubbs, as his third wife. According to court testimony, Stubbs was directed to marry Holm by Rulon Jeffs, the past president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Warren Jeffs, the current FLDS president, performed the marriage the next day. By age 18, Stubbs had two children with Holm.
The former police officer admits to marrying his legal wife's younger sister but is challenging the constitutionality of both laws involved in his convictions. Here are some of the issues being raised in the appeal:
Who: Assistant Attorney General Laura Dupaix
What: State of Utah v. Rodney Hans Holm
When: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 3, 2005
Where: Utah Supreme Court, Matheson Courthouse, 450 S. State, Salt Lake City
Originally published January 31, 2005
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