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Florida Man Jailed For Having "Too Many Wives"

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) -- Having too many wives is sending one central Florida man to prison.

L.J. Hare pleaded no contest Thursday to felony bigamy. The 41-year-old accepted a plea deal that requires him to spend 18 months in prison.
Assistant State Attorney Stephanie Mahaney said the plea will help the women move on with their lives.

One of his wives has filed for an annulment. Another has filed a civil complaint. His first wife now has grounds to divorce him.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that another nine women said they had been romanced by Hare on Internet sites. One even said she might have accepted his sudden marriage proposal if he hadn't abruptly stopped calling.

Hare is also known as Leonard John and Lyn Jon.


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