Prison Guard Charged With Bigamy
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut corrections officer has been charged with bigamy after a routine state audit of his benefits turned up two wives.
The Connecticut Post reports state police charged Kevin Hornak, 50, on Wednesday after both women presented investigators with valid marriage certificates.
State police said the two wives know each other, but each believed she was the only one legally married to Hornak, a guard at the Bridgeport Correctional Center.
Hornak married his first woman while he was in the Navy and stationed in Philadelphia in 1984, police said.
He married a second time in 2005 at a bed and breakfast in Vermont.
Police said Hornak told them his second wife became very possessive and controlling during their relationship, and insisted on getting married so that she could be covered by his insurance. He proposed to her on a cruise in New York in 2004 and had assured her that he had been divorced from his first wife, police said.
Hornak has an unlisted phone number and could not be reached early Thursday. He was scheduled to be presented in Bridgeport Superior Court later in the day after being released from custody on a promise to appear.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com
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