Man Charged with Abuse of Both of his 'Wives'

7 years 5 months 4 days ago Thursday, March 17 2011 Mar 17, 2011 Thursday, March 17, 2011 9:21:00 AM CDT March 17, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

STOCKTON (AP) - A 42-year-old Missouri man has been charged with abusing two sisters that he married in a religious ceremony.

Charles Laub has been charged in Cedar County with forcible rape, attempted forcible rape, sexual assault and five counts of domestic assault. Court records did not list a lawyer for Laub.

The women said they were not legally married to Laub but participated in a religious ceremony in June 2001. A probable cause statement said the crimes occurred between 2009 and 2011.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that a Cedar County Circuit Court Judge also granted a temporary protection order, giving the women custody of a combined eight children.

A preliminary hearing for the criminal charges is scheduled in April.

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