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Isaac Custalow: Man Accused Of Having Four Wives Faces Stiff Penalties


First Posted: 10/11/11 04:45 PM ET Updated: 12/11/11 05:12 AM ET

A Virginia man with four wives and no reality TV show is facing a lengthy prison sentence and a hefty fine for bigamy.

Isaac C. Custalow Jr., 41, was indicted in Chesterfield County on a felony charge of bigamy in September 2010. He has since been charged with the same offense in Virginia Beach and Henrico County.

Unlike Nevada resident Kody Brown -- a polygamist who appears on the hit TLC program "Sister Wives" with his four wives -- Custalow has been legally hitched four different times between October 2000 and July of this year, without divorcing any of the women. His last marriage occurred less than a year after his indictment, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Prosecutors do not suspect Custalow married the women for money. Instead, they believe he was too lazy to file for divorce when the marriages soured.

Custalow pleaded guilty to the Chesterfield bigamy charge in April. He was supposed to be sentenced last week, but failed to show up in court because of a medical problem. Custalow's sentencing has since been rescheduled for Nov. 28. He faces a maximum of 34 months in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Court appearances in the other two cases have been scheduled for December.

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