Bigamist, 36, marries three women in three years and makes sure that they live within a radius of one kilometer & # 39; for convenience & # 39;
- Man living in Jiangsu, China had a child from 2015 to 2017 with each of his & # 39; women & # 39;
- Broker could marry several times due to poor administration
- The man is accused of bigamy and is in jail for up to two years
- I'll be with everyone who forgives me when I get out of prison & # 39 ;, the man told reporters
Kelsey Cheng for mailonline
A man in Eastern China must marry the prison because of three women in three years.
The 36-year-old man, nicknamed Zhang, had a child between 2015 and 2017 with each of his & # 39; women & # 39; and ensured that families lived within a one-kilometer radius in Jiangsu province for convenience, revealing Chinese media.
Zhang, from the central province of Henan and employed as a broker in Kunshan, Jiangsu, was reported by his wives to the authorities after they had discovered each other.
The 36-year-old man, nicknamed Zhang, had a child between 2015 and 2017 with each of his & # 39; women & # 39; and ensured that the families lived within a radius of one kilometer in the province of Jiangsu
The man has been accused of bigamy and taken to court, according to Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation. If he is convicted, he can get a maximum of two years in prison.
Zhang told reporters that he did not know that it was illegal to marry more than one woman.
"I will be with everyone who forgives me when I come out of prison," he said.
Zhang married in 2015 with his first wife, named Ren, in Kunshan, where he worked, and the second wife, named Chen, in his hometown in Henan province. He then married the third woman, nicknamed Wang, in her birthplace Anhui province in 2017.
The second and third women met Zhang when they were looking for property.
Zhang & # 39; s marriage certificate with his three & # 39; women & # 39; obtained from three provinces. The crime was not discovered since the civil authorities of these provinces had no database
Zhang met his second wife, nicknamed Chen (photo), when she was looking for property
The crime was not noticed since the authorities of the civil affairs of these provinces had no database, according to the report.
Zhang said he was able to earn tens of thousands of yuan per month thanks to the thriving real estate market and had no problem with all three families, the report said.
He ensured that they could live within a radius of one kilometer and spent time with each family as they lied about traveling for work.
However, he told reporters that juggling with the families tired him & # 39; left while traveling more than 10 times a week between the three residential areas.
In March 2017, his second wife, Chen, became suspicious when she discovered text messages between Zhang and another woman. She followed him on one of his business trips & # 39; and found the first woman after he had arrived in a nearby residential area.
Zhang told reporters that he did not know that it was illegal to marry more than one woman. "I will be with everyone who forgives me when I come out of prison," he said
Chen discovered Zhang's third wife – who was pregnant with his child – after texting an unknown number and constantly calling him.
The shocking discovery led Zhang's first wife to divorce him last year. The other two women submitted a police report in March.
Zhang was accused of bigamy in November. The case, reported by the TV channel on Saturday, aroused indignation on social media because internet users precipitated the government's supervision.
& # 39; How could he achieve three marriage certificates in the first place? What did the civilian business authorities do? read one comment on Weibo.
& # 39; If he really did not know that multiple marriages were breaking the law, why did he apply for a marriage certificate in three different provinces? & # 39; said a user.
& # 39; He still expects the women to forgive him after all this, what does he think? & # 39; said another user.