Would it make it legal for a 22 year old and 16 year old to have a baby if they got married before the baby was born

Asked over 1 year ago - Stromsburg, NE

This couple accidentally got pregnant at the ages of 22 and 16, and he(22 year old) doesn't want to go to jail, will getting married save him from statutory rape law?

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  1. Howard M Lewis


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You really need to speak with a criminal defense attorney,there is more to the age of consent there is also a difference in ages between the parties that make affect the criminal actions and getting married will most likely not protect the criminal charges if they go that far, take care.

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  2. Brendan Michael Kelly


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    Answered . Not likely in Nebraska. Best to pay support and stay under the radar. We will offer you a free initial consultation to talk about the case and show you how we can help you out. Give us a call at 402-455-1711 to set up a time to talk about the matter. We have been in business for almost 25 years and fight hard for the people we represent.

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