|Lawyer Richard Peck has resigned from his role in the Bountiful sex allegations trial. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency Files)
VANCOUVER ó†A special Crown attorney working on the Bountiful sex allegations has resigned from his role in the trial, B.C.ís attorney general announced Monday.
Lawyer Richard Peck will no longer represent the province in the case against religious leaders in the polygamous closed-community accused of child sexual exploitation, sexual assault and procurement in allegations dating back to the early 1980s.
Finding a replacement for Peck is in the works, said Attorney General Shirley Bond.
Itís alleged underage girls were transported between B.C. and Texas for the purposes of marriage, RCMP have said.
In November, Chief Justice Robert Bauman upheld Canadaís 121-year-old anti-polygamy law, citing it prevents harm to women, children and society.
The reason behind Peckís resignation was not immediately known.