A man charged with marrying a woman and marrying her daughter a year later — without first getting a divorce — has entered into a plea agreement.
Christopher I. Hauptmann, 44, pleaded no contest in County Court Thursday to charges of bigamy, forgery, unsworn falsification to authorities and firearms county.
Judge Paige Rosini sentenced Hauptmann, who also has used Buckley as his last name, to a year minus a day to two years minus a day in prison followed by 10 years’ probation. He was given credit for 332 days he has been in jail, unable to post bail.
Hauptmann, who was scheduled to stand trial next week, is prohibited from having any contact with Shannon Deitrich, who he had wed in Florida and who testified against him.
The bigamy count charged him with marrying Deitrich’s daughter, Kaylee Durovick, in September 2016 without having divorced Deitrich. Hauptmann and Durovick still are together.
The plea agreement also resolved charges of forgery and tampering with public records that were filed against him under the name Buckley in Snyder County. They were transferred from Snyder County Court, and accused him of using fictitious documents to apply for a new Social Security number.
A no-contest plea is not admission of guilt but is acknowledgment the prosecution had sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction if the case went to trial.