Woman admits to bigamy; says she married wife while still with husband

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — 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.

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.

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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2 comments

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  • Danny Rafael

    Why should this be illegal? What defines marriage as between two people? Really, if we make the presumption that marriage is no longer between man and woman, anything should go. Pandora’s box is open.