Bigamy Is Illegal in Maryland, Court Reaffirms
Some men dream of having multiple spouses. Some women imagine the same. Unfortunately, no matter how many spouses a person desires to have, the state of Maryland has set a limit: one. A 49-year-old man from Capital Heights recently discovered that the state is serious about that law.
According to reports, the man was indicted in Prince William County Circuit Court. He was charged with bigamy after law enforcement officials say that he married three separate women, each in a different state, over 19 years’ time. Three marriages is legal, but having three marriages without at least two divorces is not. The man now faces prison time.
Court records indicate that the man’s first marriage occurred in 1991 in the state of Nevada. He then married a second woman in 1998 in New York. His final marriage took place 17 years later in 2015. The man and the third woman were married in Maryland. After his third marriage, the man and his most recent wife lived in Dumfries.
Prosecutors will be using the man’s marriage licenses and a lack of divorce filings to prove their case. They will be also using the man’s own admittance against him. It is unclear if the first or second marriages were healthy or if the couples had been estranged.
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