An American charged with marrying an 18-year-old girl whereas already married to her mom has entered a plea take care of authorities.
Christopher Hauptmann, 44, didn’t contest a bigamy cost referring to his 2016 marriage to Kaylee Durovick. He had married her mom Shannon Deitrich the yr earlier than however the pair had not divorced.
First spouse Deitrich has since divorced Hauptmann. She testified towards him and has additionally issued a restraining order towards him.
Nevertheless, her daughter and the bigamist proceed to be fortunately married.
“Spending high quality time with my wonderful husband. Loyalty and dedication. Until loss of life do us half,” Kaylee Hauptmann (nee Durovich) wrote on a Fb when her husband was arrested final yr.
However the episode seems to have precipitated a deep rift between mom and daughter, who should not believed to be talking to at least one one other.
Hauptmann beforehand labored as a bailiff in Pennsylvania. Mockingly, he has already spent nearly a yr behind bars after failing to make the $300,000 (£220,000) bond positioned after the arrest.
He beforehand argued that he shouldn’t be incarcerated as a result of criminals would run “buck wild” whereas he was unable to train his legislation enforcement obligations.
Hauptmann was convicted of bigamy, forgery and unsworn falsification to authorities, Penn Live reported.
He nonetheless faces excellent prices of unlawful possession of a firearm and tampering with public data.
A decide ordered him to serve one to 2 years in jail together with ten years probation, including that the 332 days he had already spent behind bars would go in the direction of his sentence.
Bigamy is a criminal offense in most Western societies, and the consent of a previous partner makes no distinction to the legality of the second marriage, which is usually thought-about void.
It’s not clear if Deitrich gave her permission for, or was even conscious that, that Hauptmann was marrying her daughter.
Bigamy is authorized in additional than 50 international locations around the globe, the overwhelming majority of them being Muslim majority nations in Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, most often, it solely applies to males who need to take multiple spouse and never vice versa.