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    Post Is it Bigamy to Cohabitate With Somebody While Still Married

    My question involves a marriage in the state of: OHIO
    I was wondering if a woman is cohabitating with another man while her husband is in jail becomes pregnant by this other man whos divorce is not final is that considered bigamy in the state of Ohio? what can be done about it? thank you Wondering18

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    Default Re: Bigamy in Ohio

    Technically, yes. Though I'd bet you would be hard pressed to find anyone that has been charged, much less convicted under the bolded part of the law in decades.

    2919.01 Bigamy.
    (A) No married person shall marry another or continue to cohabit with such other person in this state.

    (B) It is an affirmative defense to a charge under this section that the actor's spouse was continuously absent for five years immediately preceding the purported subsequent marriage, and was not known by the actor to be alive within that time.

    (C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of bigamy, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

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    Default Re: Bigamy in Ohio

    thank you

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