Authorities are saying there may be more marriages to uncover after a Maine man was accused of marrying a New Hampshire woman while married to women in Alabama and Georgia.

According to the Associated Press 44 year old Michael Middleton of Old Orchard Beach had a pattern of marrying women he met online and then disappearing once he gained control of their assets prosecutors say.

The story says that after detectives obtained and reviewed records from other states they soon realized Middleton was married to women in Alabama and Georgia, and that there may be other undiscovered marriages.

The penalty in New Hampshire for multiple marriages, or bigamy, is up to 7 years in prison. In Georgia and Alabama it's up to 10 years.

Right now Middleton is in jail pending a hearing on Thursday.


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