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