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Man in Dakotas Bigamy Case Won’t Be Prosecuted

 

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ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A prosecutor has decided to dismiss a bigamy case against a man who allegedly married a South Dakota woman while still married to a North Dakota woman.

Prosecutor Vic Fischbach tells the American News that there are several reasons for his decision, including his determination that Michael Clements did not intentionally violate South Dakota law.

Clements was living in Ashley, N.D., when he was charged with bigamy for marrying a woman in Aberdeen, S.D., in June 2011 before his divorce in North Dakota was final. A circuit judge dismissed the case but the South Dakota Supreme Court overturned that decision, clearing the way for Clements to be prosecuted.

Fischbach says Clements has been through enough and there are better uses of the justice system’s time.

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