Woman With Wife Pleads Guilty To Bigamy For Failing To Divorce Husband First

Waynesboro, Va. — A woman who married her female partner last year without first divorcing her husband has pleaded guilty to bigamy and other charges in Virginia.

The News Virginian of Waynesboro reports 28-year-old Keyshana Rae Childress was sentenced to two years’ probation.

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Prosecutors say Childress signed a marriage license in October 2014 and lied about being married. Childress was already married to a 51-year-old man from Charlottesville. After marrying her 27-year-old female partner, Childress took her three children to Gainesville, Florida.

In January, the husband told police Childress took the children to Florida without his permission and against a child custody and visitation order.

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Childress was charged with one felony count of bigamy, one felony count of perjury and three misdemeanor charges of custody violations.

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