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02-10-2016, 08:07 AM

Sex offender with 3 wives arrested on bigamy charges



The third time wasn't a charm for an Orlando man who was jailed this week after deputies learned he married his third wife without divorcing his previous two. Steven Rembert's second wife alerted deputies last month after finding out her estranged-husband of five years had apparently married again, an arrest report states.

The problem was she and Rembert, 43, were never divorced. Orange County deputies started looking into the claims and realized that it wasn't the first time Rembert had started a new marriage without legally ending the previous one. He married three times in Orange County during the past 15 years.

In March 2006, he married Evondria Marshay Bryan-Rembert, records state. About five years later in May 2011, he married Frances Rembert. Nearly five years after that, records show he married Takesha Stephens. Deputies said there is no record of Rembert ever divorcing either of the first two women.

Frances Rembert told deputies she and her husband split in April after she fell ill and was hospitalized for an unknown amount of time. When she returned home, Rembert wasn't as friendly or caring toward her, so she moved out, the arrest report states.

Not long after that, she said she found out Rembert had started dating Stephens, who was known to their family and lived with them for years. The 27-year-old was treated "as though she was their daughter," the report states.

Frances Rembert didn't say anything about their relationship until a friend pointed out that Stephens had changed her name on Facebook to "Mrs. Rembert." Deputies on Wednesday arrested Rembert, who has been a registered sex offender since 2000 after being convicted by the U.S. military on charges of sodomy and sex with a child under 16 years old, records show.