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Kingston Loses Visitation Rights to 11 Children

Kingston Loses Visitation Rights to 11 Children



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Polygamist John Daniel Kingston has lost visitation rights to eleven children he has with one of his wives.

A judge yesterday halted Kingston's weekly visitations with the children he had with Heidi Mattingly. No basis for the termination of visitation was given.

The couple's youngest child is living with Mattingly after she was ordered by a judge to leave the polygamist clan if she ever hoped to regain custody of eight of her children.

Earlier this month, Mattingly was granted supervised visitation rights for the eight children.

A December 15th hearing is scheduled to review Mattingly's visitation order and the abuse claims that were the basis for the children being removed from Mattingly's care.

Two other children, both teenage girls, were removed from the home in June. One teen remains in foster care, and the other has been permanently placed with an aunt.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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