Can we marry? Can he get in trouble if we do?...or don't?

Asked 6 months ago - Albuquerque, NM

I am 16 emancipated minor from Michigan and pregnant by a 31-year-old. I am a senior in college, so he thought I was 21. Can he get into legal trouble for getting me pregnant?( I was 15 3/4 years when he got me pregnant). Will it make a difference if we marry before the baby is born? I have no contact with my bio parents do to abuse.

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  1. Jennifer L. Ellis


    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . He can get in trouble, since you were having sex before the legal age of consent, which is 16. He committed statutory rape. I suggest you talk to a criminal lawyer about what would be best.

    I am licensed in Pennsylvania. Members of my firm are licensed in various states, including Pennsylvania, New... more

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