He married his stepdaughter — without divorcing her mom first

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As a bail bondsman, Christopher I. Hauptmann was accustomed to dealing with criminals.

Now he has a rap sheet himself.

The Pennsylvania man last week pleaded no contest to bigamy on charges he married a woman and her daughter.

Hauptmann, 44, married Shannon Deitrich in Florida in November 2015. The following September, he wed her 18-year-old daughter, Kaylee Durovick.

Marrying his stepdaughter wasn’t only bad etiquette (see Woody Allen) but illegal. Because he wasn’t divorced.

According to, the 44-year-old received a sentence ranging from one year minus a day to two years minus a day in prison followed by 10 years of probation. Besides the bigamy charge, he was also slapped with forgery, unsworn falsification to authorities and firearms charges.

Hauptmann was given credit for 332 days served behind bars after he was unable to post his $300,000 bail.

His lawyer is pleased.

“There was an opportunity to give him certainty and closure,” defense attorney Peter Kay told The Daily Item. “That’s why a lot of these plea agreements happen. He’s been sitting a long time in jail.”

The bigamist and Kaylee Hauptmann are still together.