Serial bigamist, online predator, Charles Edward 'Ed' Hicks received a four-year sentence with three years suspended from the Honorable John W. Brown for violating his parole according to Derek Wagner, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Chesapeake, VA. Hicks is also known as the Dr. Phil Bigamist.
Hicks told the Court that he had been unable to contact his parole officer because he had a stroke and somehow got to Florida where he was living on a boat. He also told the Court he had a bachelor's degree in engineering from Cal Poly and a Master's Degree from the University of Washington, his attendance at both schools is fabricated.! Hicks went on to say that a TV documentary had been done about him and ruined his 'good name'!
Hicks had been writing and seeing several women he met on online dating sites for over a year. He was well enough to travel the state of Florida, ride a bike ten miles a day, and climb the 30' mast of the sailboat where he was living.
Hicks was arrested last month in Key Largo, Florida on a warrant from Virginia for violating his parole.
Ladies....this man is an on-line predator. When he gets out of jail, he will start doing the same thing again. If you are going to pursue online dating, at a minimum Google the person's name. Check out these sites: Exposing Online Predators and Cyberpaths and Lovefraud.com.