A Pennsylvania man is serving out a jail sentence, to be followed by a decade on probation, for marrying a woman while he was still married to his new bride’s mother.
According to the Patriot-News, 44-year-old Christopher I. Hauptmann married the first woman, Shannon Deitrich, in 2015. The following year, he reportedly married her daughter, Kaylee Durovick.
Reports indicate he and Durovick remain together and that Deitrich testified against him in court hearings.
Days before his trial was set to begin, Hauptmann pleaded no contest to multiple charges including bigamy and forgery as part of a deal that will have him out of jail and on probation in the near future.
He was sentenced to a maximum of just under two years in prison, reduced by the 332 days he has already served in lieu of bail.
As the Kansas City Star reported, Hauptmann, who was employed as a bail bondsman, was unable to pay the bond needed to secure his own release when he was behind bars.
His plea deal also included charges originating in Snyder County related to his use of fraudulent documentation to obtain a new Social Security number. In reports identifying Hauptmann by the surname Buckley, an apparent alias, he faced charges of forgery and tampering with public records.
Additional firearm-related charges against him remain active in Schuylkill County.
As part of his sentence, Hauptmann will serve a 10-year probated sentence after his release. He is also prohibited from having any contact with Dietrich.
[Christopher I. Hauptmann/Shamokin Police Department]