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September 15, 2016

Man allegedly weds second wife in Pennsylvania while still married

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A man has been charged with bigamy after allegedly marrying a second wife in Pennsylvania despite still being married to someone else.

Lehigh County authorities said they were contacted in June by a Brooklyn woman, identified as A.R., who claimed she had found a receipt for a marriage between another woman and her husband, Arturo Roberto Reid.

An investigation revealed that despite A.R. being married to Reid without getting divorced since 2004, Reid had wed another woman in Allentown in 2015, prosecutors said.

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Reid, 66, maintained addresses in Brooklyn and Allentown, according to authorities.

Bigamy, or marrying another person while still in a lawful marriage, is a second-degree misdemeanor in Pennsylvania. Sentences for a bigamy conviction can range anywhere from a fine to a stint in jail.

Reid was arraigned Tuesday. Bail was set at $2,500, and he was released on his own recognizance.