A man with 24 wives and 149 children found guilty of polygamy was sentenced to six months in house arrest.
Nine of Winston Blackmore's wives were younger than 18, four were 15 years old. They were married to the Edmonton Sun.
There was tears in the crowded courtroom when the relatives hugged each other when the verdict of the former religious leader was read.
"I owe life to my religion and that's all I say today because I've never denied it," Blackmore said after the verdict, [CBCNews
"Twenty-seven years and ten million dollars later, all what we "We never denied that.
"I have never denied my belief, that's what we expected."
Oler was found guilty of polygamy because he had five wives, one 15 years old and another 17 years old at the time of marriage.
He is said to have fathered 13 children.
The 54-year-old was sentenced to work, medical emergencies, and essentials in Alberta, with the exception of three months of house arrest
Judge Sheri Ann Donegan described the men as otherwise law-abiding citizens practicing polygamy because of religious beliefs
are former bishops of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-day Saints, a the renegade Mormon sect in Bountiful, British Columbia
Following her sentence 12 months probation with 150 hours of community service for Blackmore and 75 hours for Oler, the CBC reported.