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Pierce County corrections officer whose second wife was exposed by Facebook pleads not guilty to bigamy

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on March 22, 2012 at 10:39 am |
March 22, 2012 10:39 am

A Pierce County corrections officer was released on his personal recognizance this morning after pleading not guilty to bigamy in a case that made national news because his first wife found about his second via Facebook.

Alan O’Neill, who is on unpaid leave from his job, left Superior Court without comment following his arraignment.

Court Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered O’Neill, 41, to report to jail to have his fingerprints and photograph taken. He was seen waiting outside the jail’s back entrance not long after his arraignment.

Prosecutors charged him with the felony count earlier this month after his first wife, whom he left about three years ago but never divorced, learned through a Facebook notification that O’Neill allegedly had remarried.


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