It was an emotional day in court on Friday in Kansas for the victim and the man who was convicted of making her his second wife while he was already married.Charles Clemens, 61, was convicted on two felonies -- identity theft and bigamy -- after being married to two women from January 2006 to November 2008. Clemens received 18 months probation from a judge on Friday.
KCTV5's Shaun Broyls asked Clemens what he would tell the victim of his crime. "That's none of your business," Clemens said. "That's between me and her."
Clemens' second wife, Jamye Wear, was in court for the sentencing. She asked the judge for leniency in the case, despite saying that he scammed her out of tens of thousands of dollars. Her point to the judge was that if Clemens was in jail he couldn't work. And if Clemens didn't work he would not be able to pay her restitution.
The judge agreed and sentenced Clemens to probation.Clemens said he was sorry for any emotional distress his actions might have caused. After the hearing, Wear said she was hurt by the experience, but she just wanted to get this behind her.