Aaron L. Brewer was charged with bigamy on Sept. 8, according to Richmond police. Brewer from Richmond, KY, works for the Social Security Administration.
Brewer, while still married to his wife of 15 years, apparently married another woman June 21 in Booneville, Ark., police said. Brewer is in the process of being divorced, but the divorce is not final in Madison Circuit Court, police said.
Richmond police described Brewer as a “federal agent” who works in the Social Security office in Lexington. Social Security officials in Lexington and Atlanta declined to say where he works or how he could be reached. No one could be reached in the agency’s Richmond office.
Bigamy is a felony punishable by one to five years in prison. The Herald-Leader reported in 2002 that more bigamy charges are filed in Kentucky than in 11 other states that also track the crime. In 2001, Kentucky had 35 bigamy prosecutions. Only North Carolina came close, with 27. Florida reported a total of 12 in 2000 and 2001. In comparison, Utah, a state closely identified with polygamy, had prosecuted fewer than 10 bigamy cases since the 1950s.
From the Lexington-Herald Leader